Bevan Cellars

Rita's Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.439 ratings
9.55 pro ratings
Sta. Rita Hills, Central Coast, 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
Bryce Bannatyne

New Jersey Sales Representative Martin Scott Wines, Ltd

9.3

Intense fruit, suave tannins and silky body. Lovely. Big fave of my buddy @Charlie Beatty

Intense fruit, suave tannins and silky body. Lovely. Big fave of my buddy @Charlie Beatty

Dec 10th, 2017
Matt Trader

Yowser! Bevan makes wines that just shout at you from the wine glass - and I love it. Nothing close to traditional or classic Pinot Noir. Dark bold fruit with baking spices and concentrated flavors, true grit at the core, and colors rivaling cabernet. Black cherry, vanilla spice, dried lavender, toasted black pepper corn, red delicious apple skin, dried sage, black plum, cloves/nutmeg, and cranberry sauce. I know Bevan goes for French styled wines, using French oak and French practices.. and they have some of the flair and nuance, but he has a unique style of his own. None are like Bevan.

Yowser! Bevan makes wines that just shout at you from the wine glass - and I love it. Nothing close to traditional or classic Pinot Noir. Dark bold fruit with baking spices and concentrated flavors, true grit at the core, and colors rivaling cabernet. Black cherry, vanilla spice, dried lavender, toasted black pepper corn, red delicious apple skin, dried sage, black plum, cloves/nutmeg, and cranberry sauce. I know Bevan goes for French styled wines, using French oak and French practices.. and they have some of the flair and nuance, but he has a unique style of his own. None are like Bevan.

Nov 29th, 2017
Charlie Beatty

Buyer wineworksonline.com

9.8

This Pinot Noir is Awesome! But! It is not a wine for our dinner with high acid ITALIAN FOOD! Live and learn. I rated this Bevan I think 98! Still is but don't bring to a ITALIAN Rest, started with a Kistler then a Amarone then Pinot, only red left! Come prepared my Fault!!! Managed to find a friends young cab! Sebastiani Alexander 2013. Wow!!! Tomorrow Sunday same Restaurant . Different wines!!! Bravo CB

This Pinot Noir is Awesome! But! It is not a wine for our dinner with high acid ITALIAN FOOD! Live and learn. I rated this Bevan I think 98! Still is but don't bring to a ITALIAN Rest, started with a Kistler then a Amarone then Pinot, only red left! Come prepared my Fault!!! Managed to find a friends young cab! Sebastiani Alexander 2013. Wow!!! Tomorrow Sunday same Restaurant . Different wines!!! Bravo CB

Jul 10th, 2016
Charlie Beatty

Buyer wineworksonline.com

9.8

Bevan Cellars Rita's Crown Vyd 2014 tonight along with Morgado Rita's Crown Vyd 2013 side by side! Awesome! The Bevan 2014 jumps from the glass, bursting with black fruit! Wow is the word . Gobs of fruit that hit the palate, great texture and body. CB 98+

Bevan Cellars Rita's Crown Vyd 2014 tonight along with Morgado Rita's Crown Vyd 2013 side by side! Awesome! The Bevan 2014 jumps from the glass, bursting with black fruit! Wow is the word . Gobs of fruit that hit the palate, great texture and body. CB 98+

Jun 19th, 2016
Raul Puga

Seriously Russell. WTF. Amazing

Seriously Russell. WTF. Amazing

Oct 25th, 2018
Mark Turner

Still really big and bold. Great fruit.

Still really big and bold. Great fruit.

May 13th, 2018
Ron R
9.2

Floral, jammy, barrel toast nose. Palate presents cherry blossom, a deep extraction and somewhat prominent tannins. Over ripe plums and brown sugar complete the show.

Floral, jammy, barrel toast nose. Palate presents cherry blossom, a deep extraction and somewhat prominent tannins. Over ripe plums and brown sugar complete the show.

May 13th, 2018
Ron R
9.4

A Smokey barrel toast dominates the nose, in a good way.
Complex and layered on the palate. Ripe raspberries and spice box persist. Lovely length, powerful texture and finish. Bevan is so consistent. I was in the 93 space, while wifey played her joker and suggested 94.

A Smokey barrel toast dominates the nose, in a good way.
Complex and layered on the palate. Ripe raspberries and spice box persist. Lovely length, powerful texture and finish. Bevan is so consistent. I was in the 93 space, while wifey played her joker and suggested 94.

Apr 2nd, 2018
Mark Turner

Old world is winning this cage match, but Russel’s Pinot is representing new world extremely well!

Old world is winning this cage match, but Russel’s Pinot is representing new world extremely well!

Jan 6th, 2018
Janet Ross

My first Bevan Pinot and I'm loving this winery even more now. Great Pinot, full round flavors of cranberry, black cherry, and raspberry flow through this wine with a nice long finish. A++ 👍🍷

My first Bevan Pinot and I'm loving this winery even more now. Great Pinot, full round flavors of cranberry, black cherry, and raspberry flow through this wine with a nice long finish. A++ 👍🍷

Sep 8th, 2017