Bevan Cellars

Rita's Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.324 ratings
9.28 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
Al Shikoh

dark ruby violet; plum, roasted meat, hints of smoke; fully bodied, not a lot of varietal character, appears to have had Syrah blended in, wouldn’t buy if looking for typical SRH Pinot; 14.3% ABV; $75

dark ruby violet; plum, roasted meat, hints of smoke; fully bodied, not a lot of varietal character, appears to have had Syrah blended in, wouldn’t buy if looking for typical SRH Pinot; 14.3% ABV; $75

Mar 6th, 2020
Bryce Bannatyne

New Jersey Sales Representative Martin Scott Wines, Ltd

9.3

Yowza, 15 vtg in SRH no joke

Yowza, 15 vtg in SRH no joke

Jan 25th, 2018
Charlie Beatty

Buyer wineworksonline.com

9.8

2015 Bevan Cellars Santa Rita Hills on a prayer night. My mother in law Peggy is in Ft Myers sheltered in awaiting IRMA! As for This gorgeous Pinot Noir, Yikes ! Opens with Black fruits and touch of plums. Needed time to express itself but I would say in layman terms WOW! On a professional view 96+!!!! CB

2015 Bevan Cellars Santa Rita Hills on a prayer night. My mother in law Peggy is in Ft Myers sheltered in awaiting IRMA! As for This gorgeous Pinot Noir, Yikes ! Opens with Black fruits and touch of plums. Needed time to express itself but I would say in layman terms WOW! On a professional view 96+!!!! CB

Sep 10th, 2017
Kyle Groombridge

Dayum son! Full throttle and then some - but still somehow retains a sense of balance and complexity. Rich, lush, over the top fruit is balanced by an almost ethereal scent of spring flowers and a kiss of oak. Hedonistic in the best sense and another example of why Bevan is king. Please do yourself a favor and track some of this down, even if you aren't a fan of Pinot. Your palate will thank you.

Dayum son! Full throttle and then some - but still somehow retains a sense of balance and complexity. Rich, lush, over the top fruit is balanced by an almost ethereal scent of spring flowers and a kiss of oak. Hedonistic in the best sense and another example of why Bevan is king. Please do yourself a favor and track some of this down, even if you aren't a fan of Pinot. Your palate will thank you.

Aug 13th, 2017
Matt Sterr

Great aromatics. Cherry 🍒 cola and spice.

Great aromatics. Cherry 🍒 cola and spice.

Apr 19th, 2017
Ellen Clifford

I should open some Bevan sooner rather than later. This is a Cali Pinot with ten times the voice of your average p.n. Which I was into. I'm am NOT a Cali Pinot bleh mah mah mah too much simplicity for me wine girl.
Do I REALLY like this one? Yah and I thank
@Paul T for landing it at my home. Tuesday is a "liver rest" day but shortly I shall compare.... but in the meantime this hearty Pinot is up my alley. I do not even need to think "it's just a red" to enjoy l. I just enjoyed this lovely 😊

I should open some Bevan sooner rather than later. This is a Cali Pinot with ten times the voice of your average p.n. Which I was into. I'm am NOT a Cali Pinot bleh mah mah mah too much simplicity for me wine girl.
Do I REALLY like this one? Yah and I thank
@Paul T for landing it at my home. Tuesday is a "liver rest" day but shortly I shall compare.... but in the meantime this hearty Pinot is up my alley. I do not even need to think "it's just a red" to enjoy l. I just enjoyed this lovely 😊

Apr 4th, 2017
Norman Gennaro

This is pretty extracted. You need to like a rich, thick and full bodied Pinot. I do. Just need a better finish.

This is pretty extracted. You need to like a rich, thick and full bodied Pinot. I do. Just need a better finish.

Oct 8th, 2019
Brandon Thurber

Just what I expected - big and in your face Pinot noir. Tremendous bottle - still holding the one Block 18 I have.

Just what I expected - big and in your face Pinot noir. Tremendous bottle - still holding the one Block 18 I have.

Dec 8th, 2018
Sam Todd

This is awesome. Big, dark fruit. A little dark chocolate and tobacco. Slightly peppery. Damn this is good. I would drink a lot of this if I had more.

This is awesome. Big, dark fruit. A little dark chocolate and tobacco. Slightly peppery. Damn this is good. I would drink a lot of this if I had more.

Sep 16th, 2018
Eric LaMasters

This is a very big Pinot. Very dark and full-bodied. Really lovely, but you sort of need to put aside assumptions about what Pinot should be like and just enjoy it on its own terms. Tons of mixed berry fruit with a fleeting hint of vanilla and root beer.

This is a very big Pinot. Very dark and full-bodied. Really lovely, but you sort of need to put aside assumptions about what Pinot should be like and just enjoy it on its own terms. Tons of mixed berry fruit with a fleeting hint of vanilla and root beer.

Aug 29th, 2018