Clos Saron

Old Block Home Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.49 ratings
9.44 pro ratings
Sierra Foothills, 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
Ian Staub

Decanted and enjoyed over three hours or so. Aromas of ripe red and black cherries, smoke, and meat off the bat. Towards the end of the bottle, some really enjoyable cola and black licorice aromas come to the foreground. Flavors of bright tart fruit- sour cherries and raspberries, earthy minerality. Strong acidity (or is it just tartness?) and medium tannins compliment a long finish. This wine was really nice but a bit underwhelming compared to Clos Saron's other offerings. The 09 Home Ranch Pinot was much more complex and savory, and had a higher degree of funk and secondary/tertiary flavors. I look forward to trying this one again in a couple years to see if the tart fruit and acidity moves back to reveal some more depth.

Decanted and enjoyed over three hours or so. Aromas of ripe red and black cherries, smoke, and meat off the bat. Towards the end of the bottle, some really enjoyable cola and black licorice aromas come to the foreground. Flavors of bright tart fruit- sour cherries and raspberries, earthy minerality. Strong acidity (or is it just tartness?) and medium tannins compliment a long finish. This wine was really nice but a bit underwhelming compared to Clos Saron's other offerings. The 09 Home Ranch Pinot was much more complex and savory, and had a higher degree of funk and secondary/tertiary flavors. I look forward to trying this one again in a couple years to see if the tart fruit and acidity moves back to reveal some more depth.

Aug 7th, 2017
Ira Schwartz

Intense earthy aromas . Flavors ran the gamut from cherry to plum and all of it sheathed in a blanket of minerals.

Intense earthy aromas . Flavors ran the gamut from cherry to plum and all of it sheathed in a blanket of minerals.

Feb 7th, 2016
Wes Barton

Very good, but enjoyed the Lower Block bottle more. One of best I've had this year.

Very good, but enjoyed the Lower Block bottle more. One of best I've had this year.

Dec 17th, 2015
Shafiq Perry

Really earthy and mineral driven. A cult classic (pun intended).

Really earthy and mineral driven. A cult classic (pun intended).

Mar 6th, 2015
Alessandro Zampedri

Alessandro had this 3 years ago

Alessandro had this 3 years ago

Feb 3rd, 2018
Alessandro Zampedri

Alessandro had this 3 years ago

Alessandro had this 3 years ago

Dec 17th, 2017
Sabra Lewis

Sabra had this 5 years ago

Sabra had this 5 years ago

Jun 27th, 2015
Patrick Cappiello

Wine Director/Partner Pearl & Ash, Rebelle NYC; Wine Writer Playboy.com

9.8

Patrick had this 5 years ago

Patrick had this 5 years ago

Jun 25th, 2015
Shamus Booth

Shamus had this 6 years ago

Shamus had this 6 years ago

Feb 10th, 2015