Clendenen Family Vineyards

"The Pip" Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir

8.99 ratings
-no pro ratings
Santa Maria Valley, Central Coast, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Dan H
8.8

Compared w burgundies w Kyra Danny Henry

Compared w burgundies w Kyra Danny Henry

Jan 4th, 2020
Adam Nesto

This wine hit like a ton of bricks on a Sunday night.

This wine hit like a ton of bricks on a Sunday night.

Dec 9th, 2019
C J
7.5

Unfortunately my bottle seems marred by brett. As far as I could tell, would have been quite a delicate and dry, spicy pinot otherwise. Just overwhelmingly barnyard.

Unfortunately my bottle seems marred by brett. As far as I could tell, would have been quite a delicate and dry, spicy pinot otherwise. Just overwhelmingly barnyard.

Nov 4th, 2019
Mike Elmgreen

Rose petals, pretty pretty wine, black pepper, good length and acidity. Ugh clendenen is so good.

Rose petals, pretty pretty wine, black pepper, good length and acidity. Ugh clendenen is so good.

Feb 18th, 2019
Albert Phelps

More like a Beaujolais. Cinnamon taste upfront. Light and acidic.

More like a Beaujolais. Cinnamon taste upfront. Light and acidic.

Feb 10th, 2019
Awe Some

Classic Clendenen. Earthy and baking spices, but a ton of finesse. Runs neck and neck with more delicate zins, if you like your fruit. His pinots are some of the most distinctive out west. Not obviously patterned after the RRV "template" or the "rose but with 16psi of juice boost" that seems to infect PNW pinots in this bracket. He did Mary Elke's grapes more justice than just about anyone. His pinots surprise you like a ballerina who can dead lift 300lbs.

Classic Clendenen. Earthy and baking spices, but a ton of finesse. Runs neck and neck with more delicate zins, if you like your fruit. His pinots are some of the most distinctive out west. Not obviously patterned after the RRV "template" or the "rose but with 16psi of juice boost" that seems to infect PNW pinots in this bracket. He did Mary Elke's grapes more justice than just about anyone. His pinots surprise you like a ballerina who can dead lift 300lbs.

Sep 20th, 2018
George Embiricos

George had this 2 years ago

George had this 2 years ago

Mar 2nd, 2019
Nathan Kinney

Nathan had this 2 years ago

Nathan had this 2 years ago

Feb 24th, 2019
Chris

Chris had this 2 years ago

Chris had this 2 years ago

Jan 5th, 2019
Caitlin Clingman

Caitlin had this 3 years ago

Caitlin had this 3 years ago

Jan 26th, 2018