Diora

La Petite Grace Monterey Pinot Noir

9.088 ratings
8.94 pro ratings
Monterey, Central Coast, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Eric Rodriguez

Do yourself a favor and allow this wine to decant for at least 2 hours if not longer. Decanted for an hour believing this would be enough time for the wine to open up. At first I was not that impressed. Very bland no tannins, it wasn't horrible but it was anything to write home about. At the time I didn't think I would purchase this wine again. We left it decanting, believing we would not finish drinking it, and opened up a Pinot Noir we new and trusted. We finished that bottle and went back to this wine just to see if anything had changed. Wow! It had completely changed! It had more of a full body and it delicately wrapped itself around the tongue leaving a lingering great taste. All the things I love from my wines. Now, I will definitely purchase this wine again. So note to self...in the future, if a wine is bland, give it time, it might just surprise me.

Do yourself a favor and allow this wine to decant for at least 2 hours if not longer. Decanted for an hour believing this would be enough time for the wine to open up. At first I was not that impressed. Very bland no tannins, it wasn't horrible but it was anything to write home about. At the time I didn't think I would purchase this wine again. We left it decanting, believing we would not finish drinking it, and opened up a Pinot Noir we new and trusted. We finished that bottle and went back to this wine just to see if anything had changed. Wow! It had completely changed! It had more of a full body and it delicately wrapped itself around the tongue leaving a lingering great taste. All the things I love from my wines. Now, I will definitely purchase this wine again. So note to self...in the future, if a wine is bland, give it time, it might just surprise me.

5 people found it helpfulMar 5th, 2016
Sipping Fine Wine

Inspired by the signature golden hills that frame the landscape of their San Bernabe Vineyard at the southern edge of the Santa Lucia Mountain range, Deep red with aromas of berry fruit and sweet notes. On the palate cherry and raspberry with cacao and current notes, gentle acidity, nicely balanced. Lingering finish ending with juicy fruit and spicy tones.

Inspired by the signature golden hills that frame the landscape of their San Bernabe Vineyard at the southern edge of the Santa Lucia Mountain range, Deep red with aromas of berry fruit and sweet notes. On the palate cherry and raspberry with cacao and current notes, gentle acidity, nicely balanced. Lingering finish ending with juicy fruit and spicy tones.

Jun 4th, 2017
Kevin Ortzman

Full bodied - fruit forward with strong black cherry and plum with a hint of chocolate

Full bodied - fruit forward with strong black cherry and plum with a hint of chocolate

Nov 5th, 2016
Sean Trapani

Founder/Educator Wine Fluent, Consultant ABC Fine Wines & Spirits

8.9

Very nice, a baby Belle Glos, with slightly less density, but still a silky mouthfeel and bright cran-cherry core.

Very nice, a baby Belle Glos, with slightly less density, but still a silky mouthfeel and bright cran-cherry core.

Jun 4th, 2016
Jim Phillips

Nice full bodied Pinot. Deep, rich color and black cherry with notes of blueberry. Very smooth and nice. It's a different drinking Pinot, but that sits well with me. Lots to love about this one

Nice full bodied Pinot. Deep, rich color and black cherry with notes of blueberry. Very smooth and nice. It's a different drinking Pinot, but that sits well with me. Lots to love about this one

Jan 14th, 2016
Madeline Frost

Love!

Love!

Jan 19th, 2019
Jay McNair

Dark fruit, flavorful, strong vanilla presence. Really rich and resonant.

Dark fruit, flavorful, strong vanilla presence. Really rich and resonant.

Jul 8th, 2018
Jocholla

Silky vanilla robust yet balanced. Not what I think of when I think PN but good.

Silky vanilla robust yet balanced. Not what I think of when I think PN but good.

Nov 8th, 2017
Tyana Owings

I’m not normally a fan of Pinot noir but we got this as a gift and it was sooo good. The bottle is a PITA to open though...

I’m not normally a fan of Pinot noir but we got this as a gift and it was sooo good. The bottle is a PITA to open though...

Oct 15th, 2017
Becky Braun

At Sul Lago with wendy.

At Sul Lago with wendy.

Aug 10th, 2017