Cline Cellars

Sonoma Coast - Estate Grown Pinot Noir

8.870 ratings
8.82 pro ratings
Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, 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
Matt Kepner

Lightly colored, smooth Pinot. Impressive.

Lightly colored, smooth Pinot. Impressive.

1 person found it helpfulMar 12th, 2017
Sipping Fine Wine

Deep red with red fruit flavors and notes of floral and cedar. On the palate sweet cherry, good bit of acidity and some oak is noted. The finish is about medium, not overly complex or memorable.

Deep red with red fruit flavors and notes of floral and cedar. On the palate sweet cherry, good bit of acidity and some oak is noted. The finish is about medium, not overly complex or memorable.

1 person found it helpfulMay 30th, 2016
Randy Fuller

The nose of this medium-dark wine is beautiful, all ripe and red, with notes of vanilla and tobacco woven into the fruit. A high minty element makes things interesting. On the palate, it walks the tightrope between elegant and muscular. The alcohol is somewhat restrained and the acidity is refreshing. There is some brawn there, but it stops just short of being the kind of California Pinot that tries to masquerade as Syrah.

The nose of this medium-dark wine is beautiful, all ripe and red, with notes of vanilla and tobacco woven into the fruit. A high minty element makes things interesting. On the palate, it walks the tightrope between elegant and muscular. The alcohol is somewhat restrained and the acidity is refreshing. There is some brawn there, but it stops just short of being the kind of California Pinot that tries to masquerade as Syrah.

Jun 10th, 2017
Michael Hagerman

Initially feels like an asti, then melts into slightly acidic fruity feel. Slightly sweet. Very drinkable.

Initially feels like an asti, then melts into slightly acidic fruity feel. Slightly sweet. Very drinkable.

Apr 19th, 2019
Roni Alipour Yonka

Sweeter than what I'm used to with Pinot noir, fruity, enjoyable

Sweeter than what I'm used to with Pinot noir, fruity, enjoyable

Feb 14th, 2019
Paul

Pretty good, a little sour at first though

Pretty good, a little sour at first though

Dec 28th, 2018
Michelle Tracy

This just tastes exactly as I expect a California pinot should...

This just tastes exactly as I expect a California pinot should...

Jan 18th, 2018
Peter Johnson

More full bodied than most at this price range. I like it!

More full bodied than most at this price range. I like it!

Dec 30th, 2017
Murphy Perng

Strawberry, higher alcohol than expected, light bodied and easy to drink

Strawberry, higher alcohol than expected, light bodied and easy to drink

Aug 26th, 2017
Kenneth Emerson

Strawberry vanilla tobaco

Strawberry vanilla tobaco

Aug 7th, 2017