Caretaker Wines

Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir

8.39 ratings
-no pro ratings
Santa Maria Valley, Central Coast, California, USA
Pinot Noir
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Top Notes For
Chris B.

Smelled like pure burnt charcoal when I opened it. Tasted like overripe plum and strawberries but got considerably smoother after sitting in the decanter for a half hour. Still, a little too young and sassy for me.

Smelled like pure burnt charcoal when I opened it. Tasted like overripe plum and strawberries but got considerably smoother after sitting in the decanter for a half hour. Still, a little too young and sassy for me.

3 people found it helpfulOct 9th, 2016
Lauren Gorlaski

I followed the advice of letting it breath 20-30 minutes before drinking, but on first sip I didn’t like how it hit the back of my throat. Maybe it was the oak notes. However, by the last sips it did mellow out. And I tasted the raspberry and 🍒 and a little bit of 🍓 notes. Glad I tried it, but I won’t buy again. ($10).

I followed the advice of letting it breath 20-30 minutes before drinking, but on first sip I didn’t like how it hit the back of my throat. Maybe it was the oak notes. However, by the last sips it did mellow out. And I tasted the raspberry and 🍒 and a little bit of 🍓 notes. Glad I tried it, but I won’t buy again. ($10).

Sep 21st, 2017
Jamie Franklin

Ruby color and light bodied. Dark cherry and plum with a hint of tobacco leading to a smooth silky finish. Delicious easy drinking Pinot Noir.

Ruby color and light bodied. Dark cherry and plum with a hint of tobacco leading to a smooth silky finish. Delicious easy drinking Pinot Noir.

Jun 16th, 2017
Joe
8.5

Lifting and very nice drinking Pinot. Light fruit flavors. Easily drinkable

Lifting and very nice drinking Pinot. Light fruit flavors. Easily drinkable

Mar 14th, 2017
Daniella Bravo

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Oct 30th, 2017
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Sep 8th, 2016