Banshee

Sonoma County Pinot Noir

8.9115 ratings
8.910 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
Michael Solway

A darn spiffy Pinot for under $25.

A darn spiffy Pinot for under $25.

Apr 23rd, 2016
John Skupny - Lang & Reed Wine Company

A great condenser. Juicy and bright. A little simple but tasty.

A great condenser. Juicy and bright. A little simple but tasty.

Apr 4th, 2016
Lauren Vance

Buyer Whole Foods Market Oakland

9.0

Great definition of California Pinot. Dried fruits, cranberry, dried black cherries, black tea leaves, and super black pepper notes. Silly, elegant, dancing acidity, this is a great $20 Pinot.

Great definition of California Pinot. Dried fruits, cranberry, dried black cherries, black tea leaves, and super black pepper notes. Silly, elegant, dancing acidity, this is a great $20 Pinot.

Mar 13th, 2016
Erik Helms

Sommelier/Wine & Beer Buyer Whole Foods Oakland

9.2

Fantastic star bright garnet color. The nose is intensely aromatic; crushed rose petal, slight potpourri, black pepper, & black cherry. Palate delights & confirms nose and adds black tea and nice acid to round it.

Fantastic star bright garnet color. The nose is intensely aromatic; crushed rose petal, slight potpourri, black pepper, & black cherry. Palate delights & confirms nose and adds black tea and nice acid to round it.

Mar 13th, 2016
Christy Canterbury MW

Master of Wine

8.8

Reserved and pent-up, this wine could probably use another 6 months in bottle. It is savory yet full-fruited and a great match for stewed cherries with veal chops.

Reserved and pent-up, this wine could probably use another 6 months in bottle. It is savory yet full-fruited and a great match for stewed cherries with veal chops.

Jan 13th, 2016
Craig Haarmeyer

I dig it. Road tar & strawberries, slight stewed veggies but adds a layer. Under priced.

I dig it. Road tar & strawberries, slight stewed veggies but adds a layer. Under priced.

Dec 6th, 2015
Kevin Løk

Mild tannins, berries, sweet but not too sweet.

Mild tannins, berries, sweet but not too sweet.

Jun 15th, 2017
Brandon Loper

Solid Pinot!

Solid Pinot!

Jun 2nd, 2017
Ben Edwards

Tart, but smooth in body, though not round/plump. Even hang, leaving no strong acid, tannin, sugar... clean without being weak. Holds up to grilled, spiced steak, so probably anything short of game. Particular smells/flavors are somewhat elusive, largely because they blend, and compliment well. Improves in the glass, so give it a moment.

Tart, but smooth in body, though not round/plump. Even hang, leaving no strong acid, tannin, sugar... clean without being weak. Holds up to grilled, spiced steak, so probably anything short of game. Particular smells/flavors are somewhat elusive, largely because they blend, and compliment well. Improves in the glass, so give it a moment.

May 9th, 2017
Randy

Aromas of cranberry. Light with good acidity. Does not have the smokey oak finish of many Ca Pinots

Aromas of cranberry. Light with good acidity. Does not have the smokey oak finish of many Ca Pinots

Apr 23rd, 2017