Banshee

Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

9.1116 ratings
8.97 pro ratings
Sonoma Coast, 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
Sipping Fine Wine

Had this about a year ago, founded by 3 friends Noah Dorrance, Baron Ziegler, & Steve Graf who shared a lifelong dream of owning their own winery. First vintage of Pinot Noir, produced in 2009 was sold out in 3 months. Deep color with red berry fruit aromas & notes of sweet floral scents. On the palate ripe red plum, currant & cherry flavors with complex spice. Smooth tannins good balance with acidity, medium+ ending with a mineral character. Drink now, starting to lose its freshness.

Had this about a year ago, founded by 3 friends Noah Dorrance, Baron Ziegler, & Steve Graf who shared a lifelong dream of owning their own winery. First vintage of Pinot Noir, produced in 2009 was sold out in 3 months. Deep color with red berry fruit aromas & notes of sweet floral scents. On the palate ripe red plum, currant & cherry flavors with complex spice. Smooth tannins good balance with acidity, medium+ ending with a mineral character. Drink now, starting to lose its freshness.

Jul 18th, 2019
Meg Herring

Great QPR and works well with a variety of food

Great QPR and works well with a variety of food

Dec 26th, 2018
Sipping Fine Wine

Banshee Wines was founded by 3 friends Noah Dorrance, Baron Ziegler, and Steve Graf who shared a lifelong dream of owning their own winery. Their first vintage of Pinot Noir, produced in 2009 was sold out in 3 months. Deep color with red berry fruit aromas and notes of sweet floral scents. On the palate ripe red plum, currant and cherry flavors with complex spice. Smooth tannins balanced well with vivid acidity, lingering ending with a mineral character. Nice value. Tasting Sample.

Banshee Wines was founded by 3 friends Noah Dorrance, Baron Ziegler, and Steve Graf who shared a lifelong dream of owning their own winery. Their first vintage of Pinot Noir, produced in 2009 was sold out in 3 months. Deep color with red berry fruit aromas and notes of sweet floral scents. On the palate ripe red plum, currant and cherry flavors with complex spice. Smooth tannins balanced well with vivid acidity, lingering ending with a mineral character. Nice value. Tasting Sample.

Sep 5th, 2018
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

8.7

Medium garnet edges with a bit of ruby in the core. Interesting nose with elements that of red cherries, black currants, twigs and purple flowers. Balanced acidity (5.5/10) and tannins (5/10). Needed some time to open up nicely. Notes of cherries, raspberries and spices on the palate. Light plus to medium bodied with a medium to medium plus finish. Drink till 2019.

Medium garnet edges with a bit of ruby in the core. Interesting nose with elements that of red cherries, black currants, twigs and purple flowers. Balanced acidity (5.5/10) and tannins (5/10). Needed some time to open up nicely. Notes of cherries, raspberries and spices on the palate. Light plus to medium bodied with a medium to medium plus finish. Drink till 2019.

Oct 12th, 2017
Matt Nannen

A little thin

A little thin

Mar 1st, 2020
Kate Harris

Great! With Heather

Great! With Heather

Jan 27th, 2020
Rufus King

Velvety Sonoma Pinot Noir with plum notes and mild tannin, served at wedding in Ohio

Velvety Sonoma Pinot Noir with plum notes and mild tannin, served at wedding in Ohio

Nov 16th, 2019
Justin Manni

Very good everyday white

Very good everyday white

Apr 19th, 2019
Priya K Santoro

Very good, not too jammy

Very good, not too jammy

Apr 6th, 2019
Brian Montgomery

Smooth earthy tones.. not bad with seafood actually !

Smooth earthy tones.. not bad with seafood actually !

Jan 26th, 2019