Bacigalupi

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

9.254 ratings
9.28 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
Tobin Trevarthen

Very Russian Riverish...nice Strawberries, fruit forward.

Very Russian Riverish...nice Strawberries, fruit forward.

Jan 20th, 2015
Mac McCarthy

Wente and Pommard clones--lively nose.

Wente and Pommard clones--lively nose.

May 17th, 2014
Randall Brater

Black cherry, plum, vanilla, and white pepper on the nose. Spice, a bit of alcohol that has not yet burned off, more full bodied with cured black olive (salinity), black pepper, red raspberries. A budding superstar.

Black cherry, plum, vanilla, and white pepper on the nose. Spice, a bit of alcohol that has not yet burned off, more full bodied with cured black olive (salinity), black pepper, red raspberries. A budding superstar.

Aug 30th, 2020
Randall Brater

Oak, vanilla, and dark fruit on the nose. Red currant, black cherry, plum, white pepper, and deep complexity of flavor. A hint of autumn leaves.

Oak, vanilla, and dark fruit on the nose. Red currant, black cherry, plum, white pepper, and deep complexity of flavor. A hint of autumn leaves.

Aug 30th, 2020
Randall Brater

a little tobacco. Also a little muted on the palate and a bit thin. Cherries, red raspberries, vegetal, red currant.

a little tobacco. Also a little muted on the palate and a bit thin. Cherries, red raspberries, vegetal, red currant.

Aug 30th, 2020
Randall Brater

lots of earth and mushrooms on the nose; vegetal, black raspberries, spice, burned cinnamon stick, tobacco, and earth on the palate. Still some heat on the follow through. Layered with depth and a lingering body.

lots of earth and mushrooms on the nose; vegetal, black raspberries, spice, burned cinnamon stick, tobacco, and earth on the palate. Still some heat on the follow through. Layered with depth and a lingering body.

Aug 30th, 2020
Randall Brater

Drank over three days. Bold, ripe fruit and earth on the nose and on the palate. There are a lot of berry flavors with hints of both sweet (plum, black raspberry) and acerbic (cherry, red raspberry). There is also a smooth tone of earthiness, leather, tobacco and vanilla. Wonderful and complex.

Drank over three days. Bold, ripe fruit and earth on the nose and on the palate. There are a lot of berry flavors with hints of both sweet (plum, black raspberry) and acerbic (cherry, red raspberry). There is also a smooth tone of earthiness, leather, tobacco and vanilla. Wonderful and complex.

May 13th, 2020
Tim Brasel

First bottle of the season. Fantastic.

First bottle of the season. Fantastic.

Mar 30th, 2020
Jason Brater

Always solid. Lots of layers here. Earthy with nice dark red fruit.

Always solid. Lots of layers here. Earthy with nice dark red fruit.

Jul 23rd, 2019
Jeffrey Pasqua

Need to make room for the 2017s on the way!

Need to make room for the 2017s on the way!

Apr 19th, 2019