Alysian Wines

Russian River Selection Pinot Noir

9.027 ratings
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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
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
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
Alex Christian

One of those classic Russian river valley pinots you just can't beat...strawberry nose and light throughout

One of those classic Russian river valley pinots you just can't beat...strawberry nose and light throughout

Jul 17th, 2016
Meghan Townley

Smooth cherries. Love it

Smooth cherries. Love it

Apr 28th, 2016
Brian Duffy

A nice wine, but Gary Farrell makes better offerings.

A nice wine, but Gary Farrell makes better offerings.

Aug 3rd, 2015
Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Owner and founder of C. T. Bucklin Wine Advising

8.4

Charles had this 4 years ago

Charles had this 4 years ago

Apr 10th, 2016
Mallory Cloutier

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Mallory had this 3 years ago

Dec 23rd, 2016
James Allan

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Oct 22nd, 2016
Jim Chen

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Sep 11th, 2016
Alec Nedelman

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Aug 29th, 2016