Banshee

Sonoma County Pinot Noir

8.816 ratings
8.82 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
Sipping Fine Wine

Just tried the ‘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 ‘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 isn’t my favorite vintage but Banshee remains a delight. Cherry Vanilla Coke for the wine lover. Texture of silk weight of...let’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 isn’t my favorite vintage but Banshee remains a delight. Cherry Vanilla Coke for the wine lover. Texture of silk weight of...let’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
Frank Kuo

Color of light burgundy, bubbly and clear. Nose of nice aldehyde, ripe raspberry, wet mushroom, a bit cinnamon and soda powder, and a bit savory spice. Nose is very good. Taste follows nose with addition of bitter zest, a bit metallic note, peppery, and some more sweetness from berries. Aftertaste is medium long. Pretty good.

Color of light burgundy, bubbly and clear. Nose of nice aldehyde, ripe raspberry, wet mushroom, a bit cinnamon and soda powder, and a bit savory spice. Nose is very good. Taste follows nose with addition of bitter zest, a bit metallic note, peppery, and some more sweetness from berries. Aftertaste is medium long. Pretty good.

Feb 28th, 2021
Todd Portnowitz

A bit diluted, but nice enough cherry/raspberry flavor with, surprisingly, a bit of maple syrup to the aftertaste. Not sure I’d rebuy, but no buyer’s remorse either.

A bit diluted, but nice enough cherry/raspberry flavor with, surprisingly, a bit of maple syrup to the aftertaste. Not sure I’d rebuy, but no buyer’s remorse either.

Feb 6th, 2021
Matt Waring

Plush plum and cherry flavors, well balanced and medium acidity. A top value

Plush plum and cherry flavors, well balanced and medium acidity. A top value

Nov 16th, 2020
Neil Valenzuela

Pale ruby color. Aromas of cherry Vanilla Coke, raspberry and cedar. Delightful! Red fruit on the palate with a gorgeous silky finish. Banshee never disappoints. @Ellen Clifford -I agree with your notes!

Pale ruby color. Aromas of cherry Vanilla Coke, raspberry and cedar. Delightful! Red fruit on the palate with a gorgeous silky finish. Banshee never disappoints. @Ellen Clifford -I agree with your notes!

Aug 7th, 2020
Roberto Carli

It’s disappointing for banshee. I used to love this wine but it gets more and more bombastic every year. Acidity is still OK but too much cherry

It’s disappointing for banshee. I used to love this wine but it gets more and more bombastic every year. Acidity is still OK but too much cherry

Jan 7th, 2020
Matthew Upthegrove

Matthew had this 10 days ago

Matthew had this 10 days ago

Apr 8th, 2021
Anna Deffenbaugh

Anna had this a month ago

Anna had this a month ago

Mar 21st, 2021
Jordan Franceschini

Jordan had this 2 months ago

Jordan had this 2 months ago

Feb 8th, 2021