Alfaro Family

Trout Gulch Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.220 ratings
9.06 pro ratings
Santa Cruz Mountains, San Francisco Bay, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Lee Lightfoot

Fantastic high toned lush coastal Pinot that is absolutely delicious now but would benefit from another 4-5 years of age.

Fantastic high toned lush coastal Pinot that is absolutely delicious now but would benefit from another 4-5 years of age.

Apr 14th, 2016
Eric Grasser

A Grand Cru Cali Chard vineyard producing an incredibly fruity, vivacious, balanced and high-tone spicy Pinot. Great stuff. Hippie wine

A Grand Cru Cali Chard vineyard producing an incredibly fruity, vivacious, balanced and high-tone spicy Pinot. Great stuff. Hippie wine

Feb 25th, 2016
Will Chesebro

Assistant winegrower Chesebro Wines

7.9

Corked.

Corked.

Sep 6th, 2015
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

9.1

Thanks Richard! Killer!

Thanks Richard! Killer!

Aug 1st, 2014
Gavin Baum

Really exquisite SCM pinot, initially just a smidge reductive but quickly gaining definition and fruit intensity with air. Resinous and red-fruited, showing cherry, raspberry, and juniper character that's wickedly pure and lent an additional measure of length and piquancy by a wicked streak of salty minerality and nori-ish stem-influences vegetality from what I assume is at least a bit of whole cluster. New oak adds a little structure on the finish. Give it 2-3 years to burn through some of that rubbery reduction and then enjoy it under any circumstances possible.

Really exquisite SCM pinot, initially just a smidge reductive but quickly gaining definition and fruit intensity with air. Resinous and red-fruited, showing cherry, raspberry, and juniper character that's wickedly pure and lent an additional measure of length and piquancy by a wicked streak of salty minerality and nori-ish stem-influences vegetality from what I assume is at least a bit of whole cluster. New oak adds a little structure on the finish. Give it 2-3 years to burn through some of that rubbery reduction and then enjoy it under any circumstances possible.

Jan 18th, 2019
John Sheehan

Tart cherry, bright and silky. Solid for Thanksgiving.

Tart cherry, bright and silky. Solid for Thanksgiving.

Nov 13th, 2016
Michael O'Sullivan

Medium body , plenty of fruit with earth, lush texture...small production from Santa Cruz mtns. Will buy again for sure-

Medium body , plenty of fruit with earth, lush texture...small production from Santa Cruz mtns. Will buy again for sure-

May 30th, 2016
Jason Cisneros

One of my fav pinots!!

One of my fav pinots!!

Sep 30th, 2014
Ken Wallace

Amazing nose, very smooth

Amazing nose, very smooth

Mar 20th, 2014
Victor Hwang

Surprise of the night!

Surprise of the night!

Mar 20th, 2014