Sonoma County Pinot Noir

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Pastorale Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012

David T
9.2

With each vintage, their Pinot’s get better & better.

On the nose, liqueured cherries, black cherries, strawberries, dry cranberries, touch of baked rhubarb, dark rich soils, limestone minerals, red licorice/cola, steep fruit tea. Dry brush, vanilla, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, Provence herbs, warm toast, fresh red & dark florals with violets.

The body is medium, rich & lush. Liqueured cherries, black cherries, strawberries, dry cranberries, pomegranate, touch of baked rhubarb, blueberries, dark rich soils, limestone minerals, red licorice/cola, steep fruit tea. Dry brush, vanilla, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, Provence herbs, warm toast, fresh red & dark florals with violets. Even though this wine was stored well, it wasn’t stored in my best storage. It might be two years ahead of schedule. However, the structure, tension, length and balance are about two years from its peak. The acidity is round and like a gentle rain shower. The long finish is well balanced, elegant, lush, rich and lasts minutes.

Photos of, the Estate vines as viewed from their patio, the old oak vats inside their tasting room that were once used for winemaking, event tasting room, and their tasting patio.
— 11 days ago

James Christina Champagne
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Kosta Browne

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2010

Too bad Dan Kosta and Dave Browne doesn’t make these wines anymore. I don’t think the new winemaker gets it. This wine is beautiful and still has time in the bottle. — 2 days ago

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Davis Bynum

Le Pinot Rochioli Vineyard Pinot Noir 1995

A bit hesitant...the cork was a bit spongy and fully 75% saturated. A moldy, mushroomy funk was first impression, but it blew off. Wine was dark purple but grew cloudy as it warmed. But wonder of wonders... sweet, blueberry lushness and delightful forest floor notes came together and the wine morphed into something truly wonderful. Who says California Pinots don’t age??? Simply delightful for its sense of history and its fruit- driven persistence. — 14 days ago

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Cobb

Jack Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

It’s been a bit since I’ve had a Sonoma Coast Pinot, and glad my entry back included this Cobb Jack Hill. Super pretty dark ruby fruit with a hint of blueberry and some stems on the backside. Needs a few years to show its true wonder, but I’m quite satisfied to be drinking after a dreary day in one of my favorite cafes. — 6 days ago

James, Shay and 7 others liked this

Rivers-Marie

Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2016

I’m just going to say it. This is not as good as the 15s. By a wide margin. Missing any kind of verve. Dark and brooding compared to the 15s. — 2 days ago

David, Shay and 24 others liked this
Kirk F

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@TheSkip allocation opens tomorrow, are the SV wines worth the 💰?
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I think so. Summa was fabulous.

La Crema

Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2016

Bright strawberry start with a smooth transition to darker plum finish. A fantastic pinot. — 3 days ago

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Marcassin

Blue-Slide Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir 2007

Wow! Superlatives are hard to find for this. 2007 vintage. Really hitting all the high notes. Terrific. — 7 days ago

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Marcassin’s Blue Slide Ridge is a show stopper!

Morgado

Rita's Crown Pinot Noir 2015

Ron R
9.4

We love this expression of pinot. Texture, depth and layers in spades. Cinnamon on the nose and palate, complimented with cassis and dark berry fruits. This is muscular and powerful. Stunning. — 5 days ago

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@Ron R If I ever see it up here or get down to the States I will Cheers 🍷
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@Ron R vintage, thanks
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Apologies @Ira Schwartz, it’s 2015. No ratings from the pros, but it doesn’t em, either. The whole Morgado lineup is intense and brilliantly crafted.

Rochioli

Estate Grown Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2012

2012 Rochioli Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

A great combination of bright red fruit and spice notes. Vibrant, classy California Russian Valley pinot noir. Went well with Japanese sukiyaki.

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— 12 days ago

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Ultramarine Wines

Charles Heintz Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

Jasmine Hirsch
9.2

Fabulous still Pinot Noir in the style of Coteaux Champenois from sparkling winemaker Michael Cruse. 2014 vintage was fresh and lively. — 14 days ago

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