Balo Vineyards

Estate Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

9.25 ratings
9.33 pro ratings
Anderson Valley, North Coast, 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
Bryce Wiatrak

The Mullins family made their first vintage of Balo in 2009, after several years of selling their fruit. Following a string of all-star winemakers (Jason Drew and Anthony Filiberti, Alex Crangle is now at the helm, crafting tremendous Pinots from their estate property. The 2015 offers a juicy and broad expression of this middle sector of the Anderson Valley. Concentrated and pliant black fruit flavor - huckleberry, ginger, black cherry, sarsaparilla, and tarragon - it tastes medieval in its primal, earthen tones.

The Mullins family made their first vintage of Balo in 2009, after several years of selling their fruit. Following a string of all-star winemakers (Jason Drew and Anthony Filiberti, Alex Crangle is now at the helm, crafting tremendous Pinots from their estate property. The 2015 offers a juicy and broad expression of this middle sector of the Anderson Valley. Concentrated and pliant black fruit flavor - huckleberry, ginger, black cherry, sarsaparilla, and tarragon - it tastes medieval in its primal, earthen tones.

May 14th, 2018
Bryce Wiatrak

Fleshier and brighter than its 2014 counterpart, the 2015 is a bit more upfront as well. Rosewater, cranberry, and tart cherry compote are just a few of the flavors that come to mind.

Fleshier and brighter than its 2014 counterpart, the 2015 is a bit more upfront as well. Rosewater, cranberry, and tart cherry compote are just a few of the flavors that come to mind.

Dec 19th, 2017
Bryce Wiatrak

Lovely sour cherry pit, sarsaparilla, soy, cola and white pepper flavors with a fresh medicinal quality. Briny and salty.

Lovely sour cherry pit, sarsaparilla, soy, cola and white pepper flavors with a fresh medicinal quality. Briny and salty.

Dec 19th, 2017
Mike O'Connor

Mike had this a year ago

Mike had this a year ago

Feb 24th, 2018
Casey Stringer

Casey had this a year ago

Casey had this a year ago

Jan 21st, 2018