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La Pommeraie Pinot Noir

9.273 ratings
9.119 pro ratings
Russian River Valley, 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
David L

Just incredible!

Just incredible!

Nov 2nd, 2019
Jordan Wardlaw

Massive, sexy fruit-forward Pinot Noir from Zio Tony vineyard in the heart of Laguna Ridge. Good vintages of this cuvée are on par with the Cohn in my opinion, and this might be my favorite one yet. On night 3 this really opened up and showed some brooding dark berries, cola and sandalwood, laced with earth and spice. Already quite layered and complex, but needs a year or two in Bottle to show more defined flavors. Big oak tannins are still prevalent. Outstanding effort from an unusually low yielding harvest, this wine has some serious future ahead of it.

Massive, sexy fruit-forward Pinot Noir from Zio Tony vineyard in the heart of Laguna Ridge. Good vintages of this cuvée are on par with the Cohn in my opinion, and this might be my favorite one yet. On night 3 this really opened up and showed some brooding dark berries, cola and sandalwood, laced with earth and spice. Already quite layered and complex, but needs a year or two in Bottle to show more defined flavors. Big oak tannins are still prevalent. Outstanding effort from an unusually low yielding harvest, this wine has some serious future ahead of it.

Feb 8th, 2018
John Willison

Dark crushed berries, cola, dry tannins, and a sweet berry finish. New world.

Dark crushed berries, cola, dry tannins, and a sweet berry finish. New world.

1 person found it helpfulJan 11th, 2019
Doug Sayed

Too young, but this is a real "wow" wine. Very rich, but with little weight or sappiness. Deep blue fruits with a solid supporting structure. Absolutely delicious now with a good decant, but guessing this will be killer in another couple of years. Outstanding.

Too young, but this is a real "wow" wine. Very rich, but with little weight or sappiness. Deep blue fruits with a solid supporting structure. Absolutely delicious now with a good decant, but guessing this will be killer in another couple of years. Outstanding.

1 person found it helpfulDec 2nd, 2017
Nick Finarelli

Bright and fresh.

Bright and fresh.

Dec 1st, 2014
Henrik Poulsen

"La Pommeraie"

"La Pommeraie"

Nov 8th, 2014
Jim Morris

Hospitality St. Anne's Crossing Winery

9.5

One of the best in the tasting

One of the best in the tasting

Apr 7th, 2014
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

8.5

Best of tasting so far. Some earth and grilled meat and dark fruit. Balance and some acid but still needs more acid and less jam. ------------------------------------------------------------------ http://www.trinor.com/WineEN/VintagesEN.html http://us.riojawine.com/en/14-vintages.html http://www.riojawine.com/Esc/bodegas.php?op1=2&op2=2&sec=3#

Best of tasting so far. Some earth and grilled meat and dark fruit. Balance and some acid but still needs more acid and less jam. ------------------------------------------------------------------ http://www.trinor.com/WineEN/VintagesEN.html http://us.riojawine.com/en/14-vintages.html http://www.riojawine.com/Esc/bodegas.php?op1=2&op2=2&sec=3#

Oct 6th, 2013
Doug Sayed

Savory blue fruits with smooth fruits and finish. Excellent, but drink soon. 2016 vintage.

Savory blue fruits with smooth fruits and finish. Excellent, but drink soon. 2016 vintage.

Feb 27th, 2021
Peter Roldan

Cherry, dark fruit, nice structure, drinking well now

Cherry, dark fruit, nice structure, drinking well now

May 24th, 2020