Bread & Butter Wines

California Pinot Noir

8.7921 ratings
8.315 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

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

4 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
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 2 years ago

Jane had this 2 years ago

1 person found it helpfulFeb 21st, 2018
Eric Bartucca

Oak, smoke, cinnamon

Oak, smoke, cinnamon

1 person found it helpfulMar 26th, 2017
Scott Poore

Easy going mellow fruit flavor. Drink slightly chilled

Easy going mellow fruit flavor. Drink slightly chilled

1 person found it helpfulMar 24th, 2016
Heather Everett

Musty strawberry notes in the nose. Great fruit in the palate. Short finish.

Musty strawberry notes in the nose. Great fruit in the palate. Short finish.

Jan 30th, 2017
Boris Mathiszik

Tasting at Epoch. Nice Pinot. At second tasting on 4/9 I noticed very interesting Vanilla notes.

Tasting at Epoch. Nice Pinot. At second tasting on 4/9 I noticed very interesting Vanilla notes.

Feb 27th, 2015