Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

Hirsch Vineyards

East Ridge Pinot Noir 2013

I normally like the West Ridge and its more subtle notes over the East Ridge, but this bottle of East Ridge was just fantastic. It was so very deep and yet still energetic and full of soaring, bright clean red fruits, combined with a lovely long finish. My wife and I basically raced each other to the bottom of this bottle. — 11 days ago

David, Mike and 3 others liked this

Ferren Wines

Silver Eagle Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

Well made Sonoma coast pinot noir, cherry, cranberry, pomegranate, raspberry, vanilla, blood orange, rhubarb. — 12 days ago

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Brian, Ira and 8 others liked this

Ceritas

Hellenthal Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

Up there with the Porter Bass in the Ceritas Pinot lineup for me. Red cherries and a bit dry on the finish. As expected, a nice, easy drinking bottle. — 12 days ago

Shay, David and 11 others liked this

Hirsch Vineyards

West Ridge Pinot Noir 2011

The 2011 West Ridge is on point right now for me. Still has bright red fruits, but is starting to show tertiary earth/mushroom notes, plus depth and complexity. — a month ago

Iwan, David and 5 others liked this
Pinotman /// Andreas

Pinotman /// Andreas

I love her wines. Jasmine Hirsch.
Pinotman /// Andreas

Pinotman /// Andreas

I love her wines. Jasmine Hirsch.

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Freestone Vineyards Pinot Noir 2018

Sourced mostly from estate grown vineyards, this bright ruby wine has aromas of red fruits and sweet spices. On the palate flavors of cherry, plum and raspberry with underlying crispness, adding in some citrus and vanilla, rich in the mouth. Fine tannins, long finish, well balanced complex ending. Very Nice! — 11 days ago

Daniel P., Juan and 2 others liked this

Martinelli

Blue Slide Ridge Pinot Noir 2013

A couple of wines to celebrate our anniversary.

Full or dark cherries and raspberries and a rich mouthfeel.
— 2 days ago

Tom, Shay and 8 others liked this
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Happy anniversary!
David L

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Incredible vineyard. 

Lando

Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2015

Mike R
9.4

Thank you @Sam Lando - loved it - really in its drinking window right now — 7 days ago

Mike, Ryan and 38 others liked this

Kistler

Kistler Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2014

Red and blue fruits with a touch of spice and earth. Nice finish. Drinking well now. Nice wine, but not great QPR. — 13 days ago

Paul, Shay and 1 other liked this

Hirsch Vineyards

San Andreas Fault Pinot Noir 2018

Inviting nose that takes a short while to open up. Fresh red fruit character of pomegranates and bing cherries. Slight undertone of forest floor and baking spice. Medium bodied and bright, clean acidity. — 9 days ago

Rob, Romain and 2 others liked this

Littorai

Hirsch Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

David T
9.3

I was going to get the 2009 Domaine Leroy Bourgogne but, that turned out to pretty much vinegar. Not our bottle. You have to order wine from the Nepenthe menu with restaurants suffering through lost Covid-19 business. We brought a 2010 Williams Selyem. That will have to wait for another day.

Bottle is delicious just starting to show some brickish on the edge of the glass. Not sure why I don’t see more of this producer on Delectable. They really do make some outstanding Pinot Noirs.

The nose reveals ripe & somewhat candied; black cherries, cranberries, pomegranate, strawberries, cherries, blueberries, blackberries, black raspberries with shades of rhubarb. Savory meats, light smoke, fresh tobacco notes, steeped fruit tea, limestone minerals, dry crush rocks, dark spice, cinnamon stick, nutmeg, clove, vanilla, mostly dry, dark, earth, red licorice/cola, cherry kirsch liqueur notes with fresh & withering; dark, red, blue, purple florals set in a field of violet & lavender.

The palate is, juicy, round, ripe and lush with nice viscosity. Ripe & somewhat candied; black cherries, cranberries, pomegranate, strawberries, cherries, blueberries, blackberries, black raspberries with shades of rhubarb. Savory meats, light smoke, fresh tobacco notes, steeped fruit tea, limestone minerals, dry crush rocks, dark spice with some pronounced heat, cinnamon stick, nutmeg, clove, vanilla, sage, mostly dry, dark, earth, dry top soil, underbrush, red licorice/cola, cherry kirsch liqueur notes with fresh & withering; dark, red, blue, purple florals set in a field of violet & lavender. The acidity is really nice...flowing like a cool gentle stream. The long finish is; round, sexy, well balanced fruit & earth, elegant, well polished and persist nicely ending with pronounced mid dark spice on the long set.
— 20 days ago

Dick, Jan and 36 others liked this
Joshua Fisher

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My captain
ES Faiello

ES Faiello

Nepenthe is such a great spot
Joe Davant

Joe Davant

Great producer and a great vineyard. Hard to beat that combination!