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Mills Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.132 ratings
9.110 pro ratings
Mount Harlan, Central Coast, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Jeff Collins

Owner Peabody's Wine & Beer Merchants and Benchmark Provisions

9.1

Still really powerful, but with nice finesse and balance.

Still really powerful, but with nice finesse and balance.

Mar 7th, 2018
Shay A
8.9

Another great last minute gathering at the storage facility!

I was slightly shocked how thin this was for such a solid producer. The red and black fruit was very faint and the notes were more secondary (earthy, dirty fruit) than fruit bomb, but even the secondary notes were thin. If you’ve got this, drink quickly.

Another great last minute gathering at the storage facility!

I was slightly shocked how thin this was for such a solid producer. The red and black fruit was very faint and the notes were more secondary (earthy, dirty fruit) than fruit bomb, but even the secondary notes were thin. If you’ve got this, drink quickly.

Nov 11th, 2017
Greg Koslosky

Good bottle prefer the 2010s that are less ripe.

Good bottle prefer the 2010s that are less ripe.

Aug 14th, 2017
Sean Genn

Sour cherry, roses and sage. The oak is nicely integrated. This may get better with more time in the glass. We will see. This is the oldest Mills I've had and it's drinking great. I'd love to see what these are like at 10+ years

Sour cherry, roses and sage. The oak is nicely integrated. This may get better with more time in the glass. We will see. This is the oldest Mills I've had and it's drinking great. I'd love to see what these are like at 10+ years

Sep 13th, 2015
Mike Smith

Owner/Winemaker Myriad Cellars

9.4

Love these. From the early master Josh J.

Love these. From the early master Josh J.

Nov 17th, 2014
Dan Fredman

Chef Sommelier World of Pinot Noir

8.6

Infanticide but for a worthy cause.

Infanticide but for a worthy cause.

Nov 7th, 2013
Punky Mahle

Smack down the mills is off and not accurate - romanee is austere

Smack down the mills is off and not accurate - romanee is austere

Oct 13th, 2013
Mark Flesher

A nice pinot. If served blind next to a Marcassin Marcassin Pinot, you would think that these were different vintages of the same wine. This one has a nice tart yet surprisingly sweet raspberry entry that allows for a more herbal middle and finish. For a 2009, this one is showing rather well. It doesn't have the finesse that a Marcassin would show after a few hours. The finish seemed to go for a while. Not a lot of tannin on the finish. This wine probably would have gone better with food. I definitely think this one has a few years left, although if I had some of this wine I'd probably start opening them soon!

A nice pinot. If served blind next to a Marcassin Marcassin Pinot, you would think that these were different vintages of the same wine. This one has a nice tart yet surprisingly sweet raspberry entry that allows for a more herbal middle and finish. For a 2009, this one is showing rather well. It doesn't have the finesse that a Marcassin would show after a few hours. The finish seemed to go for a while. Not a lot of tannin on the finish. This wine probably would have gone better with food. I definitely think this one has a few years left, although if I had some of this wine I'd probably start opening them soon!

Nov 10th, 2018
Jon Ruyle

(Actually I had the 2009) This was just great! Long, lovely finish!

(Actually I had the 2009) This was just great! Long, lovely finish!

Aug 9th, 2018
Rich Bluth

Still has aging potential. Great wine.

Still has aging potential. Great wine.

Nov 28th, 2016