Sonoma County Pinot Noir

Peter Michael Winery

Ma Danseuse Pinot Noir 2012

Shay A
9.6

WNH event number 3...new world Pinot. Such a treat to experience the many different variations of Pinot!

This, alongside the ‘09 Rivers-Marie Summa OV and the ‘12 Marcassin, were all tied (in my opinion) for WOTN. This is a massive Pinot and benefitted from some air time. Cherry liqueur like enter which then turns darker to a black cherry baked pie, spice, and candied blackberries. There was a sweet, but not rich, note on the mid palate that reminds me of a mixed berry cobbler. Lengthy and flavor packed finish. Just beginning to enter a prime drinking window. Killer bottle from
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This one was really fantastic! It was fun to see so much diversity among these Pinots.
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Marcassin

Marcassin Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012

Shay A
9.6

WNH event number 3...new world Pinot. Such a treat to experience the many different variations of Pinot!

One of my bottles. After getting these in a few weeks back, I was like a kid on Christmas to see how it was tasting. All the check marks for this to be a knockout in a few years. Wonderful red and black fruit medley with sharp acidity. Mineral/graphite on the palate and sandalwood. Toasted black cherries and ripe plum.
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Better in a few years.
9.5
Clive McNish

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Thanks for sharing this great set of Pinot reviews, it might just be a Pinot weekend next week.

Addax

Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2014

Shay A
9.4

WNH event number 3...new world Pinot. Such a treat to experience the many different variations of Pinot!

One of my bottles. Time has been kind to this as it’s not as bold and rich as it was 2yrs ago. This is still big and extracted Pinot done in Bevan’s signature style. Lots of ripe red and black fruit flavor, licorice, graphite and a rich/maple note on the mid palate and finish.
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Relic Wines

Kashaya Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2015

Shay A
9.4

WNH event number 3...new world Pinot. Such a treat to experience the many different variations of Pinot!

A surprise of the night for me. This was really enjoyable. A lot of fruit (more black than red), but not extracted or a fruit bomb. Very flavorful with a unique mint note in the nose. Not sure of Relic’s house style, but even as a ‘15, I thought this was drinking well and I’d have no problem drinking these young as the acidity isn’t too sharp/overbearing at this stage. Thanks for the intro here,
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Aubert

UV-SL Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

Shay A
9.5

WNH event number 3...new world Pinot. Such a treat to experience the many different variations of Pinot!

These Aubert pinots are almost like bulls in a china shop, but they pull back just before it gets too overwhelming. So much complexity and depth in these. Fruit is super concentrated with candied cranberry, gooseberry, and fresh squeezed blackberries. Silky palate with earthy/birch wood notes on the finish. Wonderful,
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Even better next year.
9.5

Schrader Cellars

Boar's View Pinot Noir 2012

Shay A
9.5

WNH event number 3...new world Pinot. Such a treat to experience the many different variations of Pinot!

Fantastic stuff and drinking superbly. This has all the check marks for textbook Cali Pinot. The red and black fruits lean toward the overripe side which adds some richness. A very woodsy/cedar note on the mid palate, with a cherry liqueur like finish. Thanks for bringing,
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Aubert

CIX Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012

Shay A
9.5

WNH event number 3...new world Pinot. Such a treat to experience the many different variations of Pinot!

A treat to enjoy Aubert’s CIX Pinot with some age to it. The fruit is so fresh and aromatic...overripe dark red fruit with underripe black fruit. I got a rich/sweet note on the mid palate...cinnamon. I think this was your bottle,
@David L ? Great stuff.
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Marcassin

Three Sisters Vineyard Pinot Noir 2007

Shay A
9.1

WNH event number 3...new world Pinot. Such a treat to experience the many different variations of Pinot!

Older Marcassin pinots...what more can be said other than special. However, I think this one was quite muted on the nose and wasn’t entirely as expected. Age has leaned this out, and the red and black fruits are battling with earth and herbal components. Dirty raspberries and bay leaf on the finish. Even a slightly off bottle of Marcassin is impressive, so thanks for bringing,
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Peay Vineyards

Scallop Shelf Sonoma Coast Estate Pinot Noir 2012

PnP at cellar temp. Striking lightness and clarity, even for a Pinot. Nose of bright cherries, sweet spices, wet stones and minerals, and something metallic underneath. Understated thus far. Palette, however, is rich and lively with well integrated acid that uplifts flavors reminiscent of the nose. Light structure but holding it all together. An hour open brings out great depth of fruit, 5 spice, and something savory I can’t identify. Simply beautiful. Time to re-up my Peay bottle stock. — 8 days ago

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Rivers-Marie

Summa Old Vines Pinot Noir 2009

Shay A
9.6

WNH event number 3...new world Pinot. Such a treat to experience the many different variations of Pinot!

In the running for WOTN. Everything about this wine was firing on all cylinders. Candied and cranberry pie, caramel orange blossom, and rhubarb tart all on the nose. Perfect with the palate having impeccable acidity and a finish of black cherry that lingers forever. Incredible,
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Brandon Thurber

Brandon Thurber

Damn shame I can’t hold these Pinot’s that long!
Joe Davant

Joe Davant

I've got every vintage of this wine since 2012. I look forward to opening one in a few more years!
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Always great stuff with a bit of age on them.
9.6