Del Dotto Vineyards

Cinghiale Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.232 ratings
9.72 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
John Reed

We love Del Dotto wines! "Silk juice" as they say. Life is better. The sky is bluer. The air is fresher! I feel more dashing and cerebral! Get this new world Pinot if you can!!

We love Del Dotto wines! "Silk juice" as they say. Life is better. The sky is bluer. The air is fresher! I feel more dashing and cerebral! Get this new world Pinot if you can!!

1 person found it helpfulJun 11th, 2015
Mark Flesher

My taste never really aligned here. Definitely not a pop and pour wine. This took a while to find its feet. Initial nose of this wine I thought it was corked. 20 minutes later, MUCH improved. Nose of dirty funeral flowers, violets, and a hint of grilled meat. The entry is more on the sweet than savory side with dark roasted fruits and tobacco leaf. The middle is a bit spicy and has a lot of meaty Syrah character quite honestly. Finishes with light acidity, little tannin, hint of mushroom, green olive and black cherry. If tasted blind, I likely would have guessed this was an entry level Washington Syrah.

My taste never really aligned here. Definitely not a pop and pour wine. This took a while to find its feet. Initial nose of this wine I thought it was corked. 20 minutes later, MUCH improved. Nose of dirty funeral flowers, violets, and a hint of grilled meat. The entry is more on the sweet than savory side with dark roasted fruits and tobacco leaf. The middle is a bit spicy and has a lot of meaty Syrah character quite honestly. Finishes with light acidity, little tannin, hint of mushroom, green olive and black cherry. If tasted blind, I likely would have guessed this was an entry level Washington Syrah.

Jul 16th, 2019
Joshua Kilgore

I could daily drink this....good thing I only have one bottle😜

I could daily drink this....good thing I only have one bottle😜

May 29th, 2019
Phil Beattie

Merry Christmas to ME!

Merry Christmas to ME!

Dec 25th, 2017
Molly Guntli

Smells fruitier than it tastes. Drier than most pinots but a little little bit of fruit and spice at the end.

Smells fruitier than it tastes. Drier than most pinots but a little little bit of fruit and spice at the end.

Nov 28th, 2017
Michael Mathews

Great Sonoma Pinot. Soft, elegant. Fruity with a wonderfully long finish....can smell a hint of the yeast and fermentation....reminds me of being in the caves at a tasting....just lovely.

Great Sonoma Pinot. Soft, elegant. Fruity with a wonderfully long finish....can smell a hint of the yeast and fermentation....reminds me of being in the caves at a tasting....just lovely.

Feb 18th, 2017
Timothy Dunn

Bold and strong finish

Bold and strong finish

Dec 25th, 2015
Ryan Smith

Bright, big.

Bright, big.

Dec 25th, 2015
Denis Roy

Some nice funk

Some nice funk

May 23rd, 2015
Laura Allen

Tasting at Del Dotto caves. Mostly all reds there. All delicious.

Tasting at Del Dotto caves. Mostly all reds there. All delicious.

Apr 24th, 2015