Kelley Fox Wines

Red Barn Blocks Maresh Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

Elegant, delicately ripe #dundeehills #pinotnoir from a quality boutique producer. Nose leans a bit fruitier than savory, lovely cherry, raspberry, some tea notes. Juicy acidity in the mouth, medium light body. This wine continued to evolve after uncorking in wine fridge over a day. — a month ago

Nicolas Bazan

Haydee Pinot Noir 2010

Same notes apply as other bottle I tasted last year from this vintage. Vintage consistence is good - I drank this one faster so less decline. Such a well-made transparent #yamhillcarlton #pinotnoir at a too good to pass up price. — 2 months ago

Pra Vinera

Reserve California Pinot Noir 2020

While the 2020 vintage looks to be considerably better than previous reviewers - still looking at a budget wine made in a crowd-please style that falls short on quality. Noticeable spice and smoke notes lurk behind jammy bramble fruit on the nose. Taste confirms a heavy hand with new oak. Texture is pleasing but the near-profane oak and unbalanced RS suggest a more cynical, less-serious effort for a #napa #pinotnoir . — 3 months ago

Domaine Louis Boillot et Fils

Chambolle-Musigny Pinot Noir 2019

Lovely floral aromas arabesque, in roses and violets, heather, tulips, poppies, lavender and geraniums. Peppercorn clusters. Palate shows dusty grape that turns to dried blackberries, dried raspberry and marinate herbs, black currant and strangely: soap bubble. Meat and plum make an appearance, but the true key is the swings in tenor and complexity. Just exquisite.

#louisboillot #louisboillotetfils #chambollemusigny
#2019 #bourgognerouge #bourgogne #burgundy #pinotnoir #côtedor #appellationchambollemusignycontrôlée #redburgundy #frenchwine
— 6 months ago

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Nicolas Bazan

Una Vida Wahle Vineyards Pinot Noir 2013

Upon opening a touch more smoke and savory notes on the nose than I remember from the 2010 vintage yet no oxidative notes. Next day stored in the wine fridge it opened up so much more. Less of those toasted oak notes and more sous bois, subtle dark cherry - lifted acidity on the palate, lovely medium texture and such a nice balance of fruit and savory notes. It would be a fantastic food wine but epitome of elegant age in a #yamhillcarlton #pinotnoir — a month ago

Domaine de la Choupette

Comme Dessus Santenay Pinot Noir 2020

Dusty grape and dried blackberry and raspberry are tempered by sunny mushroom in the form of chanterelle and porcini. Soy and sorghum. Conversely, the animal feed nature of the nose is subverted by resurgent fruit that mirrors dried plums bordering prune before slamming into a spongy mushroom flesh. Meatiness abounds, but doesn’t slice thickly. Solid despite. Bigly showing fruit tannin visceral-ity.

#domainedelachoupette #maranges #bourgogne #bourgognerouge #redburgundy #pinotnoir
— 4 months ago

Daniel, Sharon and 3 others liked this

Kosta Browne

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2020

Dried raspberry, carnation, rose petal, and ripest plum, with palm leaf and cocoanut nose. Cherry and raspberry conspire on the palate to reign in the fruitiness with tart expressions. Very low tannic profile outside the fruit, with a violet side shuffle and pleasant touch of blackberry.

#kostabrowne #pinotnoir #russianrivervalley #sonomacounty #sonoma #2020
— a month ago

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Red Quartz Pinot Noir 2020

Elegant, high value #pinotnoir from #casablancavalley - first day of opening (screw cap) a bit acidic and out of balance. Few days in wine fridge it rounds out nicely. Cherry, breakfast tea on nose, nice tartness set off against kola nut, red fruit and apparent spice on the finish. Solid QPR for less than $9 at #costco . — 3 months ago

Nicolas Bazan

Haydee Pinot Noir 2010

Graceful #yamhillcarlton #oregon #pinotnoir. For a 12 year-old Pinot, first day impression was it drank quite young. Second day the age shows a bit more with some initial oxidative funk that melts away revealing a still youthful and lithe core. Alluring Burgundian nose with layers of cherry, limestone, forest floor, kola nut, faint white mushroom. Throughly enjoyable palate with pleasingly plush texture, energetic acidity, sweet tobacco and long pepper on the finish. Gossamer tannins build on the palate after the inevitable repeated sips - this feels like a QPR benchmark for Oregon Pinots. — 6 months ago