Oakwild Ranch Winery Toboni Pommard Clone Regina Rose Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016, Russian River Valley, California
Ruby in color with a reddish wide rim and medium intensity.
Fruity nose with blueberries, strawberries, cherries, light wood, light earth, baking spices and black pepper.
Medium bodied with medium plus acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with cherries, raspberries, strawberries, spices, light wood, earth, tobacco, coffee, black pepper and light herbs.
Medium finish with soft tannins and raspberries.
This is an easy-drinking Pinot Noir from Russian River Valley. Light and interesting with mild complexity and a nice mouthfeel. Soft and elegant with a tangy finish.
This Single Vineyard is good right out of the bottle. Spicy on the finish with nice structure.
Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a cheese plate and crackers, by the pool.
A tiny production of only 64 cases. 100% Pinot Noir grapes were aged in 40% new oak barrels.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$45. — 4 days ago
Foyt Family Wines Sonoma County No. 61 Pinot Noir 2016, California
Ruby in color medium-plus intensity and the wide reddish rim.
Strong nose of bing cherries, earth, strawberries, spices, vegetables, barnyard, light alcohol, black pepper and licorice.
Medium bodied with medium plus acidity and nice legs.
Dry on the palate with bing cherries, red candy, light wood, earth, strawberries, light vegetables, dark coffee, herbs, tobacco leaf, spices, graphite and black pepper.
Medium plus on the finish with soft tannins and cherries.
This is a nice and easy drinking Pinot Noir from Sonoma County. Well balanced with a nice tang and a spicy finish. Showing mild complexity and a nice mouthfeel.
Good right out of the bottle and good by itself. A nice wine to sip on by the pool. Very tasty and a good quality wine.
I gave it a light chill and paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.
13.5% alcohol by volume.
$40. — 7 days ago
Starts out very closed. Took two days to hit its stride in fact! But over time a high-tone perfume emerges; ethereal dark fruit, ripe Hungarian tart cherry, cherry lipstick and tart berry liqueur. A little va hinting at acetone. Some cardamom and white pepper too. Palate is riper than previous vintages I’ve tasted but still full of that driving acid, with substantial silky tannins and a finish that lingers forever. Lovely. This will certainly benefit from a few years of cellaring. — 16 hours ago
Saturday night and I felt like having a good Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. I have opened the 2012 Domaine Drouhin Laurène Pinot Noir from the Dundee Hills in the Willamette Valley of Oregon.
On the nose there is strawberry, cherry, cranberry, clove, cinnamon, vanilla, rose petal, a hint of smoke and fresh earth.
On the palate I am getting strawberry, tart cherry, cranberry, clove, cinnamon, vanilla, spice, a hint of oak and a nice earth note.
This wine is medium bodied that fills the palate with medium + acidity and medium to medium + fine tannins that moves right into a medium + to long red fruit finish. Seems as though we are moving out of our 3 month slumber very briskly and there are those that think that all is normal. Please continue to practice social distancing, stay healthy and stay safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 4 days ago
Initial funk of light-spoil-fruit, wet under dry leaves, freeze dried raspberry, dried sour cherry, fresh potabello and earth turn slowly to only mushroom funk and pretty powdered raspberry and cranberry, dried rose petal cocoa powder and chicory. Becomes tart, warm raspberry on the nose and palate upon entry. Dark cherry core that has a briny plum sensibility, and the acid has eased into the racy finish that delivers tomato type acid but tart and cola-saffron-cran. #domainepaulmisset #vosneromanée #vosneromanéelesbarreaux #burgundy #bourgogne #bourgognebutnotforgotten #bourgognerouge #redburgundywine #redburg — 2 days ago
Really complete now. Starts out savory and sweetens up with air. There are such excellent chiseled minerals that get cut with air at the same rate that the fruit gets sweet and fleshy. The fruit gets more pink too, more raspberry than cherry. The savory component changes with air in a non-linear fashion, but it’s an excellent forest smell, wild maitake and violet. Really well resolved. Such fine tannins. Compared to the Thörle, which has more aspects to it, and now seems composed, this feels so much more organic and soulful. There’s not a jagged edge in here. Great. — 3 days ago
This bottle brings me right back to the beginning where I fell in love with Gideon’s work. Highly concentrated, intense, sappy texture that sticks to your gums.
Juicy ripe black summer plum, black cherry, blood orange, fresh fennel, pomegranate, purple flowers, tomato leaf, black pepper. Extremely complex and extremely delicious.
Still a strong backbone of acid and fruit persisting through the long finish. Tannins are fully resolved. Completely clean after a couple minutes to air out the bit of Brett and VA (which I expect and embrace with these wines).
I was ready to start popping all my remaining Clos Saron bottles thinking they were starting to decline, but a bottle like this could go forever. There is definite bottle variation at play, and the off bottles can be a bit muddy and dull. But when they hit (which they usually do) there’s really nothing like it. — 12 days ago
Some moments are there for you to savor. It was a glorious sunset and we relished every moment of this special wine made by the late Jesus Guillen. Such a gorgeous wine and vintage, the 2012 White Rose ‘The Neoclassical Objective’ Pinot Noir (WWB, 93) is now very gradually evolving towards tertiary black truffle and forest floor tones. At the forefront remains beautiful amalgamation of red and dark fruits, with bright acidity and lighter citrus rind tones. The combination of freshness and texture is truly outstanding, as light tannins line the core of fruits, with a touch of clove and exotic spice. With excellent length, this beautiful wine has a long life ahead of it despite being eight years of age. Drink 2020-2032- 93 — 3 days ago
Note that while the label just says 1er Cru, without a vineyard designation, the cork suggests it’s an organically-grown wine from Les Fichots.
Whatever it is, at 7 years of age it is still very very tight and young. Nose is a beautiful combo of sultry, just ripe cherry sap and limestone-flecked moist earth, with just a bit of baking spices. But in the mouth it is lean, right, and crisp. Mostly cracked limestone minerality and a bit of tart cherry. Mouthpuckering acids and tannins. This is built for the long haul and I took it on too short a trip. The 9.0 is based on potential, not current pleasure. — 2 days ago
Great depth of red fruits, Rose petals and Sous Bois on nose. A burnt toffee/varnishy note from the oak. The nose promises more than the palate initially but with air the palate had caught up and grown in volume which was medium bodied showing black cherry and Asian Spices with M+ Intensity and Length. I kept going back to this brilliant Burgundian nose. Opening this wine was unplanned because of a small wine fridge failure but it is always a highlight of the wine year opening a Bass Phillip Reserve - Australia’s Best Pinot Noir I believe. — 4 days ago