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Mitsuko's Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.0103 ratings
8.810 pro ratings
Carneros, North 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
Jay Kline

Screw top, drop top. Initially came across a bit awkward but smoothed our after about 20 minutes in the glass. Ripe red berries. Definitely on the bolder end of the PN spectrum but seemed varietally correct. Thanks Tom!

Screw top, drop top. Initially came across a bit awkward but smoothed our after about 20 minutes in the glass. Ripe red berries. Definitely on the bolder end of the PN spectrum but seemed varietally correct. Thanks Tom!

Dec 31st, 2017
Vanessa D

Delicious fruity pinot with subtle hints of oak. Smooth finish.

Delicious fruity pinot with subtle hints of oak. Smooth finish.

1 person found it helpfulAug 18th, 2015
Jeremy Buss

Medium amount of fruit in the nose, thought I had a faint hint of strawberry and even some leather. Better over time and would recommend decanting. Thought the alcohol was still too high but smooth finish nonetheless.

Medium amount of fruit in the nose, thought I had a faint hint of strawberry and even some leather. Better over time and would recommend decanting. Thought the alcohol was still too high but smooth finish nonetheless.

1 person found it helpfulJul 26th, 2015
Evan Whitney

Really fruity and delicious. Smooth mouthfeel and mild tannins, yet enough to age a couple more years. Wonderful nose in a big bowl.

Really fruity and delicious. Smooth mouthfeel and mild tannins, yet enough to age a couple more years. Wonderful nose in a big bowl.

1 person found it helpfulJun 1st, 2015
Kenneth Rosal

Clear, Pale Intensity, Ruby Appearance. Clean, Pronounced Intensity, Red Fruit, Sweet Spice and Jam Aromas. Dry, Medium Plus Acidity, Medium Minus Tannin, Light Body, Cranberry, Clove, Vanilla on the Palate. Long Finish. Very Good Quality Wine.

Clear, Pale Intensity, Ruby Appearance. Clean, Pronounced Intensity, Red Fruit, Sweet Spice and Jam Aromas. Dry, Medium Plus Acidity, Medium Minus Tannin, Light Body, Cranberry, Clove, Vanilla on the Palate. Long Finish. Very Good Quality Wine.

1 person found it helpfulMay 30th, 2015
Austin Smith

Great wine for the price and for a Monday night wine. Bright strawberry and cherry flavors. A hint of forest floor and a touch of oak. Easy drinking overall.

Great wine for the price and for a Monday night wine. Bright strawberry and cherry flavors. A hint of forest floor and a touch of oak. Easy drinking overall.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 17th, 2015
Mike Anderson

Owner/Winemaker for MTGA Wines

8.8

Nice balance all around. Definitely more towards my style of Pinot. Brighter red fruits with a hint of funk and oak.

Nice balance all around. Definitely more towards my style of Pinot. Brighter red fruits with a hint of funk and oak.

1 person found it helpfulJan 26th, 2015
Steve Thompson

Amazing, 2001 vintage California Pinot!

Amazing, 2001 vintage California Pinot!

1 person found it helpfulJan 19th, 2015
Ken Burton

Best Pinot from this maker to date. Rich, full flavors.

Best Pinot from this maker to date. Rich, full flavors.

1 person found it helpfulDec 2nd, 2014
David Kline

Berry loamy plummy bouquet. Maybe a hint of river rocks. Grapey too, with a slight cedar note and an eel skin thing. Bright ripe cherry, but almost maraschino if they made that flavor in sweet tart. Lighter mouthfeel immediately inundated with dusty American oak, maybe French echoes? But a lot of winemaker here. Cola with vanilla and nutmeg, and a healthy dose of cinnamon stick. Finishes plummy, but cleaner, and freer. Almost ripe apricot beneath the plum, but foiled by the sweeter oak. A whole lot of layers of winemaker trumping what appears to be real fruit with its own dark purpose. Mitsuko's Vineyard. Not bad, but let the terroir speak up, without directorial influence. Just my pretentious opinion!

Berry loamy plummy bouquet. Maybe a hint of river rocks. Grapey too, with a slight cedar note and an eel skin thing. Bright ripe cherry, but almost maraschino if they made that flavor in sweet tart. Lighter mouthfeel immediately inundated with dusty American oak, maybe French echoes? But a lot of winemaker here. Cola with vanilla and nutmeg, and a healthy dose of cinnamon stick. Finishes plummy, but cleaner, and freer. Almost ripe apricot beneath the plum, but foiled by the sweeter oak. A whole lot of layers of winemaker trumping what appears to be real fruit with its own dark purpose. Mitsuko's Vineyard. Not bad, but let the terroir speak up, without directorial influence. Just my pretentious opinion!

1 person found it helpfulAug 31st, 2014