Alysian Wines

Russian River Selection Pinot Noir

9.0119 ratings
9.011 pro ratings
Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, 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
Bryon Jones

Importer/Sales The Vintner Group

9.2

Classic Russian River Pinot character. Bright Cherry fruit, tobacco and silky, round finish. Could benefit from some additional acidity, but tasty.

Classic Russian River Pinot character. Bright Cherry fruit, tobacco and silky, round finish. Could benefit from some additional acidity, but tasty.

1 person found it helpfulMar 1st, 2013
Dave Kahler

Opened this to impress some friends during a Pinot tasting. Upon opening we all agreed there was too much vanilla attributed to the oak. Wine opens up nicely after a while, but all-in-all preferred the 2011.

Edit: After 6 months or so in the bottle the oak aromas have dissipated and the wine is drinking fantastically. Sad to hear Gary Farrell has retired as the winemaker, but excited to see what they produce in the future.

Opened this to impress some friends during a Pinot tasting. Upon opening we all agreed there was too much vanilla attributed to the oak. Wine opens up nicely after a while, but all-in-all preferred the 2011.

Edit: After 6 months or so in the bottle the oak aromas have dissipated and the wine is drinking fantastically. Sad to hear Gary Farrell has retired as the winemaker, but excited to see what they produce in the future.

Oct 20th, 2015
Dave Kahler

Silky smooth. Cranberry, pomegrante, tart red plum and red cherry. Get the 2011 while you can unless you prefer the riper 2012 vintage. Every guest I've sold it to has said, "Wow." Beautiful wine for the price.

Silky smooth. Cranberry, pomegrante, tart red plum and red cherry. Get the 2011 while you can unless you prefer the riper 2012 vintage. Every guest I've sold it to has said, "Wow." Beautiful wine for the price.

Apr 21st, 2015
Sue Mohle

Silk

Silk

Aug 30th, 2014
Peter J.

240 o 3

240 o 3

Jun 27th, 2014
John Vesey

Gary Farrell's new label Look cranberry, nose fruit, flavors cherry, slightly tart excellent balance & finish...delicious Russian River Pinot Noir

Gary Farrell's new label Look cranberry, nose fruit, flavors cherry, slightly tart excellent balance & finish...delicious Russian River Pinot Noir

Jun 14th, 2014
Tim Edwards

II

Apr 13th, 2013
Bill Mowry

Light with red cherries and berries with a hint of pepper on the finish.

Light with red cherries and berries with a hint of pepper on the finish.

Apr 16th, 2018
Eric L
9.4

Michele loved it at Chinanis

Michele loved it at Chinanis

Dec 18th, 2017
Thomas Brenner

Never had black raspberries before but I think this fine Pinot tasted of them.

Never had black raspberries before but I think this fine Pinot tasted of them.

Apr 18th, 2017