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Nielson Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir

8.957 ratings
8.65 pro ratings
Santa Maria Valley, 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
David Beck

Solid first bottle of the night, easy silky smooth with dark cherry but not overly sweet

Solid first bottle of the night, easy silky smooth with dark cherry but not overly sweet

2 people found it helpfulNov 26th, 2015
Måns Åstedt

One of the best Pinot I've had in a long time. Spicy and potent but still sweet and silky.

One of the best Pinot I've had in a long time. Spicy and potent but still sweet and silky.

1 person found it helpfulJun 4th, 2017
Beth Schommer

Excellent Pinot Noir - at Selva in Sarasota!

Excellent Pinot Noir - at Selva in Sarasota!

1 person found it helpfulAug 27th, 2016
Simon Weston

Very drinkable, nicely balanced fruit & tannins, very delicate, did well in the decanter over an hour.

Very drinkable, nicely balanced fruit & tannins, very delicate, did well in the decanter over an hour.

1 person found it helpfulAug 5th, 2016
Stephen Sutton

Great value as always!

Great value as always!

1 person found it helpfulJul 24th, 2016
Fernando Cabanillas

Reminds me of Belle Glos

Reminds me of Belle Glos

1 person found it helpfulJul 31st, 2015
Kevin Ortzman

Mixed berries with a hint of earth nuance

Mixed berries with a hint of earth nuance

Nov 5th, 2016
Dean

Lively fruit, solid Pinot, good palate

Lively fruit, solid Pinot, good palate

Apr 2nd, 2020
Young Bock Lee

super grassy, gamy and dirt earthy mushroom driven pinot noir. med plus body, med plus acidity, smooth, bitter on the end. reminds me duck confit, pork chops. pretty much savory pinot noir

super grassy, gamy and dirt earthy mushroom driven pinot noir. med plus body, med plus acidity, smooth, bitter on the end. reminds me duck confit, pork chops. pretty much savory pinot noir

Oct 4th, 2017
Jason Jordan

Dark cherry predominant flavor, not too dry and well balanced. Dr. Wife likes it but not a must-have.

Dark cherry predominant flavor, not too dry and well balanced. Dr. Wife likes it but not a must-have.

Dec 9th, 2016