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Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

9.3147 ratings
8.918 pro ratings
Russian River Valley, 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
Scott Taddeo

Find American pinot to always have high alcohol but hide it remarkably and keep their profiles right in check, much better than Oz. Stem, rose petal, tart fruit of cranberry, strawberry, raspberry, rhubarb, slight smoke with an autumn leaf and mezcal like complexity. Medium plus acid, great intensity through the palate. Nice wine.

Find American pinot to always have high alcohol but hide it remarkably and keep their profiles right in check, much better than Oz. Stem, rose petal, tart fruit of cranberry, strawberry, raspberry, rhubarb, slight smoke with an autumn leaf and mezcal like complexity. Medium plus acid, great intensity through the palate. Nice wine.

May 10th, 2018
Grant Simpson

Classic rrv fruit, bright cherry, pomegranate, cranberry, dried leaves and soil, nice expression better in 4-5 years.

Classic rrv fruit, bright cherry, pomegranate, cranberry, dried leaves and soil, nice expression better in 4-5 years.

1 person found it helpfulNov 17th, 2016
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

8.6

The fruits seem overripe and syrupy. Blackberries, black cherries, strawberry preserves, raspberry preserves, lots of cola, red vines, red florals, vanilla, pronounced chalkiness, grainy dark minerals, crushed rocks with good acidity. It's a bit too sugary sweet for my taste. As well, the high alcohol shows in the nose, flavors and you feel it's heat. This wine is in the trick phase rather than the full treat phase this Halloween weekend. 👻 🎃

The fruits seem overripe and syrupy. Blackberries, black cherries, strawberry preserves, raspberry preserves, lots of cola, red vines, red florals, vanilla, pronounced chalkiness, grainy dark minerals, crushed rocks with good acidity. It's a bit too sugary sweet for my taste. As well, the high alcohol shows in the nose, flavors and you feel it's heat. This wine is in the trick phase rather than the full treat phase this Halloween weekend. 👻 🎃

1 person found it helpfulOct 30th, 2016
Jim Reed

Fine Wine Room Manager Harbor View Wines and Liquors

9.2

Burgundian bouquet with a round and ripe California mouthfeel. Really nice spice box component bridging the two. This is a really fun Pinot Noir

Burgundian bouquet with a round and ripe California mouthfeel. Really nice spice box component bridging the two. This is a really fun Pinot Noir

Jul 6th, 2015
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.1

A seven vineyard blend

A seven vineyard blend

Apr 23rd, 2014
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.3

From their estate in green valley planted 10 years ago

From their estate in green valley planted 10 years ago

Apr 17th, 2014
Kuan Lim

Very fruit forwards, red berry and cherry !!!
I am looking for more dimension other than FRUIT ...
Overall, it is a class Pinot Noir from Russian River !!!
Not hot even the alcohol is 14.1%

Very fruit forwards, red berry and cherry !!!
I am looking for more dimension other than FRUIT ...
Overall, it is a class Pinot Noir from Russian River !!!
Not hot even the alcohol is 14.1%

Mar 18th, 2014
Pedro Rusk

Wine Educator Kendall Jackson

8.9

2007 drinking well but if you have one drink in the next year or so

2007 drinking well but if you have one drink in the next year or so

Apr 18th, 2013
Tom Walsh

Delicious medium bodied Pinot w ok thanks subtlety and a great finish

Delicious medium bodied Pinot w ok thanks subtlety and a great finish

Feb 8th, 2018
Junaid Mohiuddin

Earthy, smooth, soft and perfection

Earthy, smooth, soft and perfection

Feb 11th, 2017