#pinotnoir

Castle Rock Winery

Monterey County Pinot Noir 2018

For $5.50 at Costco I had to try two bottles of this; Alas while it offers some enticing cherry and spicy dark berry aromas, it’s somewhat coarse on the palate with excessive oak, uncouth tannins - graceful this is not, but for that outstanding price it’s bound to make some CA #pinotnoir lovers happy. I’d recommend the Chilensis at $9 as a much better QPR option. — 16 days ago

Neudorf

Moutere Pinot Noir 2015

MICHAEL COOPER
9.2

Reminiscent of an old world #pinotnoir there’s a bitterness on the pallet like a black tea bag. Red fruit and potpourri on the nose. Very good. #newzealand — 3 months ago

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Daniel Moine-Hudelot

Les Charmes Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2006

MICHAEL COOPER
9.1

It was pleasant but there really wasn’t the sustenance or the intensity that I was hoping for. #chambollemusigny #pinotnoir #burgundywine — 3 months ago

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Clos Henri

Petit Clos Marlborough Pinot Noir 2016

MICHAEL COOPER
9.0

Solid #pinotnoir from #marlborough I’ve always loved this wine. It has some bitterness to it, but it’s a good bitterness like an oolong tea. It’s aging well. — 2 months ago

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Hunter's Wines

Marlborough Pinot Noir 2017

MICHAEL COOPER
8.9

Borderline 9.0 it is very good but not outstanding. Definitely better on the palate than on the nose. On the palate it has a lovely sweet spice finish with hints of cedar, sage and clove. #pinotnoir #newzealand — 2 months ago

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Penner-Ash

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2017

Ruby hue with fuchsia rim variation. Medium tearing. Bright red fruit on the nose; notes of cherries, strawberry rhubarb, raspberry, violet, dried rose, wet slate, and potting soil. Delicate leather and dusty notes on the palate. Light and vibrant Willamette Valley Pinot with loads of red fruit characteristics and moderate acidity that dances on the palate. ABV 14.1%. Vintage 2017.
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#pennerashwinecellars #willamettevalley #willamettevalleywine #pinotnoir #pinotvino #newworldpinot #oregonpinot #heartbreakgrape
— 3 months ago

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Lawson's Dry Hills

Reserve Marlborough Pinot Noir 2013

MICHAEL COOPER
8.9

Nice. But a little past it’s prime. Look for an earlier vintage. #pinotnoir #newzealand — 2 months ago

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Paul Cluver

Elgin Estate Pinot Noir 2017

MICHAEL COOPER
9.0

Outstanding #pinotnoir from #elgin #southafrica intense aromas of flowers (violets and lavender) and a hint of gunpowder. — 2 months ago

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Chilensis

Reserva Valle del Maule Pinot Noir 2018

Quffable, complex #maulevalley #pinotnoir. Lush blackberry nose, delicate body with robust acidity, some coffee notes and peppery spice on the finish which trails off gradually. The only faults here are grippy tannins that are inelegant on such a long finish. For $9 at Costco, I can’t imagine a better QPR Pinot out there. I rolled the dice on another 92-93 Suckling rating special and came up with a winner. — 3 months ago

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
— 4 months 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.