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Testarossa

Doctor's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013

Pale purple and ruby hues with a delicate haze. Black cherry crisp, raspberry jam, plum sauce, almond paste, vanilla bean, spearmint, sage, sweet basil, molasses, cardamom, lemongrass, and dried lavender notes on the nose. Tart cherries and herbal influences on the palate. Medium- body and medium acidity. Nicely balanced with a semblance of reserve softening into a juicy ripeness with each encounter. Pairs nicely with herbed pork tenderloin wrapped in prosciutto, roasted butternut squash, and steamed haricots verts.

Vintage 2013. ABV 14.2%.

#testarossa #doctorsvineyard #santaluciahighlands #pinotnoir #newworldpinot
— 8 days ago

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Dennis P.

Dennis P.

@Vanessa D Are green beans. Good review
Vanessa D

Vanessa D

@Dennis P. Thank you 🙏 Ah, yes, haricots verts are green beans in French. What can I say? Sometimes words / phrases sound a little lovelier in French, like, aubergine (eggplant), pommes frites (French fries), café latte (espresso with steamed milk) ... 😝
Dennis P.

Dennis P.

@Vanessa D Ahhh, should have known that. My barn is named maison de ma¡s, house of corn. I appreciate the explanation.

Domaine Patrick Javillier

Les Serpentières Savigny-les-Beaune 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2014

Pale ruby hue with evidence of garnet. Subtle haziness. Lots of red fruit on the nose - cherry pie, ripe strawberries, cranberries, raspberries, and vanilla, leather, mushroom, dried rose, and cherry blossoms. Refreshingly tart on the palate. Lovely wine. Upon further reflection, perhaps not the *ideal* complement to this particular meal (pan-seared pork chop and creamy three-apple salad), but still very nice. Taste, learn, repeat. #savignylesbeaune #burgundywine #pinotlover #pinotnoir #burgundypremiercru #lesserpentières #patrickjavillier #côtedebeaune #côtedor — a month ago

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Dennis P.

@Vanessa D A lovely wine. I prefer a blanc or chard with pear flavors, they also work well with chops. Great review Vanessa.
Vanessa D

Vanessa D

@Dennis P. Ooh, that’s a fantastic suggestion! 👏👏👏 Thank you. I’ll try one of those next time.

Viña Ventisquero

Herú Pinot Noir 2016

MICHAEL COOPER
8.9

I find it too sweet and the color is frankly unattractive. It smells like grapefruit and raspberry mixed together with a pinch of volatile acidity. It’s lacking tertiaries and just stays in the happy red fruit range. #pinotnoir #chileanwine #chile — 9 days ago

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Jean Javillier & Fils

Volnay-Caillerets 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2016

MICHAEL COOPER
9.8

Way more tannin than I’m accustomed to for #Burgundy #pinotnoir So many tertiaries. Soy sauce, black tea, jazmín, marijuana. Best #pinotnoir for #asian food. — a month ago

David, Daniel P. and 5 others liked this

Joseph Drouhin

La Foret Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2017

MICHAEL COOPER
8.9

Yes. It is generic #bourgogne #pinotnoir Is it good? Yes. Very. Is it inexpensive? Yes. — a month ago

David, MaJ and 8 others liked this

Marisa

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2017

Ruby hue, medium concentration. Pink rim variation. Baskets full of fresh red fruit, like raspberries, strawberries, and cherries, and baking spice notes, herbal and vegetal influences, and tobacco leaf. A light body and elegant finish. Nicely balanced on the palate with strong fruit character and moderate acidity. 13% ABV. 2017 Vintage. #ponzivineyards #marisa #luisa #sisterlylove #willamettevalley #newworldwine #pinotnoir #pleasepassthepinot — 2 months ago

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Sharon B

Sharon B

Nice picture!
Vanessa D

Vanessa D

Thanks @Sharon B ! Cheers and happy holidays 🍷

Palliser Estate

Martinborough Pinot Noir 2014

MICHAEL COOPER
9.1

Tobacco funk and skunk on the nose. Charred wood and toast on the palate. Cherries a gogo. #newzealand #pinotnoir # — 9 days ago

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Beringer Vineyards

Founders' Estate California Pinot Noir 2014

MICHAEL COOPER
8.8

No joke. it’s a nice #PinotNoir for the price — 23 days ago

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Alma Rosa

Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2014

MICHAEL COOPER
8.9

Could have more intense aromas and flavors. Still, great example of #staritahills #pinotnoir — a month ago

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Argyle

Grower Series Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2017

Good daily drinker. Soft, fruit upfront w dry finish. Goes down too easily. #pinot #pinotnoir #willamettevalley — 2 months ago