Banshee

Sonoma County Pinot Noir

8.9884 ratings
8.987 pro ratings
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
Andrew Lohse

Raspberry, earth, cherry cola

Raspberry, earth, cherry cola

Jun 21st, 2018
WineMascot

A bit heavy handed with the oak, which hid the nice acidity and bright fruit. Easy drinking for what it is worth

A bit heavy handed with the oak, which hid the nice acidity and bright fruit. Easy drinking for what it is worth

Mar 25th, 2018
Paul Masson

Canโ€™t ask for much more at this price

Canโ€™t ask for much more at this price

Nov 4th, 2017
Derek Baker

Fantastic for $20. Drinks like twice that.

Fantastic for $20. Drinks like twice that.

9 people found it helpfulSep 22nd, 2014
Mason Balistreri

Sommelier, International Wine Guild; Balistreri Vineyard; Sales, Joy Wine and Spirits

8.7

Classic and elegant on the nose. Sour cherry and rhubarb, but hardly a fruit driven wine. The oak comes off as authentic and very well done. Good value.

Classic and elegant on the nose. Sour cherry and rhubarb, but hardly a fruit driven wine. The oak comes off as authentic and very well done. Good value.

5 people found it helpfulMay 8th, 2014
Courtney Cochran

Sommelier/Host hiptastes.com

9.5

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Holler, autumn, you're making yourself heard with this ethere
al #SonomaCoast #PinotNoir, all rose and underbrush and dusty mineral. Plush tannin, velvet-really-velvet texture...like sitting in a plum velvet seat at an opera house. Music sold separate, alas.

#windsofchangewine ๐Ÿ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚
Holler, autumn, you're making yourself heard with this ethere
al #SonomaCoast #PinotNoir, all rose and underbrush and dusty mineral. Plush tannin, velvet-really-velvet texture...like sitting in a plum velvet seat at an opera house. Music sold separate, alas.

3 people found it helpfulOct 18th, 2014
Julia Kozitsyna

Light but fruity - a lot of red fruit and some plums.

Light but fruity - a lot of red fruit and some plums.

2 people found it helpfulSep 14th, 2014
Andrew Pimentel

Social Media Sbragia Family Vineyards

8.7

Value value.. Nice #pinot for the buck!

Value value.. Nice #pinot for the buck!

2 people found it helpfulFeb 12th, 2014
Sipping Fine Wine

Just tried the โ€˜18, winery 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 Ruby with red berry fruit aromas & notes of floral scents. On the palate ripe red plum, currant & cherry flavors with pepper spice. Soft tannins, good balance with acidity, medium+ ending with a mineral character. Drink now, as with prior vintages no aging potential!

Just tried the โ€˜18, winery 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 Ruby with red berry fruit aromas & notes of floral scents. On the palate ripe red plum, currant & cherry flavors with pepper spice. Soft tannins, good balance with acidity, medium+ ending with a mineral character. Drink now, as with prior vintages no aging potential!

1 person found it helpfulOct 12th, 2020
Ellen Clifford

I think this isnโ€™t my favorite vintage but Banshee remains a delight. Cherry Vanilla Coke for the wine lover. Texture of silk weight of...letโ€™s call it thin wool. Soothing. Just interesting enough to keep me going and effortless enough to pay attention to my date.

I think this isnโ€™t my favorite vintage but Banshee remains a delight. Cherry Vanilla Coke for the wine lover. Texture of silk weight of...letโ€™s call it thin wool. Soothing. Just interesting enough to keep me going and effortless enough to pay attention to my date.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 18th, 2020