Bevan Cellars

Petaluma Gap Pinot Noir

9.325 ratings
9.38 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
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.2

Blind tasting, wine number 7, bag number 6. Mix between crimson and garnet red. Tight nose that was very sweet, like syrup and a little bacon. On the palate there was a lot of raisins, ethanol, very sweet and dried fruits. Definitely needed some more time to open up at least 4+ hours. Moderate body with moderate tannins (6.5/10). Could tell it was a pinot, and from our experience at the Pinot Noir Wine Club night we knew it had to be a Bevan Pinot.

Blind tasting, wine number 7, bag number 6. Mix between crimson and garnet red. Tight nose that was very sweet, like syrup and a little bacon. On the palate there was a lot of raisins, ethanol, very sweet and dried fruits. Definitely needed some more time to open up at least 4+ hours. Moderate body with moderate tannins (6.5/10). Could tell it was a pinot, and from our experience at the Pinot Noir Wine Club night we knew it had to be a Bevan Pinot.

Nov 21st, 2015
Nick Rancone

powerful fruit but backbone to balance. polished tannin, could really use 5-10, but pretty now.

powerful fruit but backbone to balance. polished tannin, could really use 5-10, but pretty now.

Oct 4th, 2015
Corey Zamora, CSW

Rich, silky, and powerful. Lot of candied red fruit.

Rich, silky, and powerful. Lot of candied red fruit.

Sep 19th, 2015
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

8.7

No doubt that this is serious stuff, and if you love Syrah, you're in for a treat. In a way, they missed the point IMHO.

No doubt that this is serious stuff, and if you love Syrah, you're in for a treat. In a way, they missed the point IMHO.

Jul 9th, 2015
Charlie Beatty

Buyer wineworksonline.com

9.9

Fabulous 2013 from Petaluma Gap from Bevan Cellars does it again! Very impressive. Layers of fruit, supple with loads of plum, black fruits. Wow how does he do it? Say a prayer that you get to try this awesome wine! CB 95+

Fabulous 2013 from Petaluma Gap from Bevan Cellars does it again! Very impressive. Layers of fruit, supple with loads of plum, black fruits. Wow how does he do it? Say a prayer that you get to try this awesome wine! CB 95+

May 24th, 2015
john&stacy brilliantmistakewines

Outstanding bottle of wine. Raspberries and dark cherry, a little forrest floor. Big Pinot.

Outstanding bottle of wine. Raspberries and dark cherry, a little forrest floor. Big Pinot.

Apr 8th, 2015
David Walser

Not a big Pinot fan but this is great stuff!

Not a big Pinot fan but this is great stuff!

Mar 8th, 2020
TheSkip

I very much enjoyed this Cuvée de @Martin G Rivard ! "A cab drinkers Pinot" he'd declare and he'd be correct.

Fully extracted without being manufactured.

I very much enjoyed this Cuvée de @Martin G Rivard ! "A cab drinkers Pinot" he'd declare and he'd be correct.

Fully extracted without being manufactured.

Aug 19th, 2017
TheSkip

My 400th note!

I chose this because I thought it well represented where I have travelled through in the
@Delectable Wine world.

If two years ago, you'd tell me I'd be having a Pinot by a well known producer that was bought at auction, I would have declared you mad!

I have all of you to thank for your knowledge, humor, good will and penchant for showing off great wines (and some of you for, ahem, showing off more than wine!)

This was was not quite why I was expecting, but not in a bad way. Many notes described the power, over extraction and occasional burn. I think the extra year in the cellar has done this well. I found it to be quite pure but rich. Not overly extractive. A round mouthfeel with nice tannins. Raspberry and other red fruits dominate.

Cheers to my friends!

My 400th note!

I chose this because I thought it well represented where I have travelled through in the
@Delectable Wine world.

If two years ago, you'd tell me I'd be having a Pinot by a well known producer that was bought at auction, I would have declared you mad!

I have all of you to thank for your knowledge, humor, good will and penchant for showing off great wines (and some of you for, ahem, showing off more than wine!)

This was was not quite why I was expecting, but not in a bad way. Many notes described the power, over extraction and occasional burn. I think the extra year in the cellar has done this well. I found it to be quite pure but rich. Not overly extractive. A round mouthfeel with nice tannins. Raspberry and other red fruits dominate.

Cheers to my friends!

Apr 19th, 2017
David Walser

Another awesome Bevan Cellars PN experience. Tasted next to the 2014. This was a bit more mature.

Another awesome Bevan Cellars PN experience. Tasted next to the 2014. This was a bit more mature.

Jan 1st, 2017