Bread & Butter Wines

California Pinot Noir

8.71115 ratings
8.317 pro ratings
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 ‘18, also tasted some prior vintages, I’m not a big fan. Aromas of spicy berry fruit and earthy oak scents. On the palate light cherry flavors, big acidity with tight harsh tannins. Medium finish ending with an oaky herbaceous character, lacks balance. Pass on this one. Tasting Sample.

Just tried ‘18, also tasted some prior vintages, I’m not a big fan. Aromas of spicy berry fruit and earthy oak scents. On the palate light cherry flavors, big acidity with tight harsh tannins. Medium finish ending with an oaky herbaceous character, lacks balance. Pass on this one. Tasting Sample.

Dec 18th, 2020
Sipping Fine Wine

Had some prior vintages, I’m not a big fan. Aromas of spicy berry fruit and earthy oak scents. On the palate light cherry flavors, big acidity with tight harsh tannins. Medium finish ending with an oaky herbaceous character, lacks balance. Pass on this one. Tasting Sample.

Had some prior vintages, I’m not a big fan. Aromas of spicy berry fruit and earthy oak scents. On the palate light cherry flavors, big acidity with tight harsh tannins. Medium finish ending with an oaky herbaceous character, lacks balance. Pass on this one. Tasting Sample.

Jun 27th, 2019
Sipping Fine Wine

Aromas of spicy berry fruit and earthy oak scents. On the palate muted cherry flavors, big acidity with rustic tannins. Medium finish ending with an oaky herbaceous character, lacks balance. Pass on this one. Tasting Sample.

Aromas of spicy berry fruit and earthy oak scents. On the palate muted cherry flavors, big acidity with rustic tannins. Medium finish ending with an oaky herbaceous character, lacks balance. Pass on this one. Tasting Sample.

Sep 2nd, 2018
Matt Sterr

Kind of big and smoky for a PN flavor wise. Still, light bodied overall. 100% PN

Kind of big and smoky for a PN flavor wise. Still, light bodied overall. 100% PN

5 people found it helpfulFeb 18th, 2016
Nicole Thompson

Very light, kind of grape-y. Not a huge Pinot fan usually but this wasn't bad!

Very light, kind of grape-y. Not a huge Pinot fan usually but this wasn't bad!

3 people found it helpfulAug 13th, 2014
Maria Louisa

Solid anytime wine- a little sharp on the backend but would be a lighter wine that would still hold up to spicy charcuterie or a cigar. Hammock, popcorn-for-dinner, or pair-with-traderjoes-frozen-pizza wine.

Solid anytime wine- a little sharp on the backend but would be a lighter wine that would still hold up to spicy charcuterie or a cigar. Hammock, popcorn-for-dinner, or pair-with-traderjoes-frozen-pizza wine.

1 person found it helpfulSep 2nd, 2020
Lindsay Corrigan

Enjoyable PN with unusual tasting notes. Nose was light maraschino cherry & brown sugar essence. Appearance is transparent electric red & legs are skinny. A debate on tastes between myself & my trusty intern...I had splash of raspberry with flavour of Kahlua throughout mouth & end of sweet chilli warmth. The intern had flavours of Lowney’s chocolate Cherry 🍒 Blossom nugget bar. Maraschino Cherry + syrup, milk chocolate, shredded coconut and roasted peanut pieces. #Grasshopper👏🏻 well played. Bargain @ $15 🍷!

Enjoyable PN with unusual tasting notes. Nose was light maraschino cherry & brown sugar essence. Appearance is transparent electric red & legs are skinny. A debate on tastes between myself & my trusty intern...I had splash of raspberry with flavour of Kahlua throughout mouth & end of sweet chilli warmth. The intern had flavours of Lowney’s chocolate Cherry 🍒 Blossom nugget bar. Maraschino Cherry + syrup, milk chocolate, shredded coconut and roasted peanut pieces. #Grasshopper👏🏻 well played. Bargain @ $15 🍷!

1 person found it helpfulAug 22nd, 2020
Kristin the Wine Girl

Cherry-pomegranate licorice. Smooth and silky, perfect for Indian cuisine.

Cherry-pomegranate licorice. Smooth and silky, perfect for Indian cuisine.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 22nd, 2019
Jane Erdman

Jane had this 4 years ago

Jane had this 4 years ago

1 person found it helpfulFeb 21st, 2018
Eric Bartucca

Oak, smoke, cinnamon

Oak, smoke, cinnamon

1 person found it helpfulMar 26th, 2017