Sonoma County Pinot Noir

Fort Ross

Fort Ross Vineyard-Seaview Pinot Noir 2012

Displays the moist, earthy side of Pinot Noir. Lots of moist, mossy notes, along with tea-dipped graham cracker. Lots of smoky oak. Dark cherry fruit is underneath all that. Surprisingly macho in the mouth. Big and, for a PN, loads of tannin. Flavors are on the savory side. Lengthy, oaky, minerally finish. I’m going to Vacu-Vin the last 1/4 bottle and see if it’s any more fruity tomorrow night. Right now, it’s a 9.0. — 7 hours ago

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Peay Vineyards

Scallop Shelf Sonoma Coast Estate Pinot Noir 2009

A bottle of 2006 was my first “a-ha” California Pinot Noir and remains my benchmark. This bottle had the same lingering complexity, floral notes over a core of candied cherry and orange peel. The palate is dense and mineral, a nice contrast to the sweetness of the nose. — 5 days ago

Shay, James and 11 others liked this

Kistler

Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

Vivacious dependable beauty, still young and will improve with age but exceptional now. Garnet/crimson in the glass, sweet cherry, spice box. Quite dark and bold for a PN. — 2 days ago

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Stuart Scheff

Stuart Scheff

Young has value
David Schneider

David Schneider

Vivacious beauty! Btw, did you see the last curb. I don’t think anyone is really looking at the wine. :)
Michael Meyer

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Improving with age? Keep telling yourself that...

Paper Planes

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir Rosé 2016

Greg Ballington
9.5

Thank you @David L, this is truly a stunning Rosé and an absolute treat. Need to get some!

Medium copper pink. Love the nose with layers of watermelon, stone fruits, and wet stones. Perfectly balanced with solid acidity (7/10) and light plus to medium bodied. Fresh and crisp on the palate with some tart fruit notes, watermelon, citrus and a little stoney. Fruit wise and rocky. Long and lingering finish. Absolutely stunning rosé, would love to try some future vintages. Drink till 2021.
— 6 hours ago

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WALT Wines

La Brisa Sonoma County Pinot Noir 2013

This blend comes from three stellar Vineyards. Gap's Crown, Martinelli and Widdoes. The nose has a damp earth feel but it comes together with some plum, fig and plenty of cherry. Offers a long finish of spice, and florals. Another awesome Pinot from Walt/Hall at a very fair price point. — 12 days ago

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Ron R

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Very strong producer. Love their stuff.
Ken Venezio

Ken Venezio

Walt and Hall produce some very special wines.

Marcassin

Three Sisters Vineyard Pinot Noir 2006

06’ Marcassin Three Sisters Pinot Noir. Stunning. Raspberry. Long and lingering finish. Outstanding bottle with a 3-5 great years in it prime! — 3 days ago

David, Shay and 47 others liked this
Mike R

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Another glass
Hugh O'Riordan

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Fine wine
Shawn R

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Show off!

Whetstone Wine Cellars

Jon Boat Pinot Noir

Another great bottle from Whetstone. This may be the best thing we’ve gotten from Last Bottle. ALL day at $29 and then some. A tad cloudy in the glass, Getting some Asian spice and strawberry pie on the palate and nice acidity on the long finish. — 2 days ago

Carl, Shawn and 3 others liked this
Rick Zywotko

Rick Zywotko

Bought that one also, and agree....tasty!

Arnot-Roberts

Clary Ranch Pinot Noir 2015

One of the most interesting pinots I’ve had - much better than a year ago. Upon opening it smelled like a used gym sock, but after about a 2 hour decant it reminded me of a young Bordeaux- very light, but lots of red fruit. Easily the best AR I’ve had. — 4 days ago

Shay, Eric and 5 others liked this
Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher

Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher

I would of drank on gym sock smell rather than Young Bordeaux, once it hits Bordeaux smell there’s no going back,🧦

Merry Edwards

Flax Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010

I really do like Merry Edwards' wines, and gift them often (no one has ever not liked the bottle they have received, and usually rave about it), and suggest them as a "beginner" winery to order direct from.
But this one was just kind of flat, bland and unexciting for me. I think I have had that problem with the Flax vineyard before. 14.1 ABV. Not Bad, just kind of blah. 8.8
— 7 days ago

Shawn, David and 3 others liked this

Aubert

Ritchie Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013

If you like Pinot, this is one of the best made in Cali. It’s one of the few I really enjoy. — a day ago

John, Eric and 10 others liked this