EnRoute Winery

Les Pommiers Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

9.2900 ratings
9.071 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
Shay A
9.1

I remember drinking this wine a few years ago and when thinking back, it feels like the newer vintages have upped their ripeness and extraction. This was quite dense with rich fruit and spice...crunchy cranberry, pomegranate, and black peppercorn aromatics. The front palate is loaded but fades a touch to where the finish is a bit thin. On the palate there is a lot of potpourri and spicy rhubarb pie wrapped in black cherries. Not much acidity. I’d drink these fairly early.

I remember drinking this wine a few years ago and when thinking back, it feels like the newer vintages have upped their ripeness and extraction. This was quite dense with rich fruit and spice...crunchy cranberry, pomegranate, and black peppercorn aromatics. The front palate is loaded but fades a touch to where the finish is a bit thin. On the palate there is a lot of potpourri and spicy rhubarb pie wrapped in black cherries. Not much acidity. I’d drink these fairly early.

Oct 17th, 2019
Sipping Fine Wine

EnRoute established in the RRV in 2007 by the partners of Far Niente. Les Pommiers introduced in May 2009 and reflects a blend of vineyards from Green Valley and upper Middle Reach area of RRV AVA. Complex fruit aromas, cedar and mineral notes. On the palate cherry and cranberry flavors with tobacco and toasty oak, rich structured tannins. Nice mouthfeel, zesty crisp acidity ending with fruit, mineral and oak character. Nice! Tasting Sample.

EnRoute established in the RRV in 2007 by the partners of Far Niente. Les Pommiers introduced in May 2009 and reflects a blend of vineyards from Green Valley and upper Middle Reach area of RRV AVA. Complex fruit aromas, cedar and mineral notes. On the palate cherry and cranberry flavors with tobacco and toasty oak, rich structured tannins. Nice mouthfeel, zesty crisp acidity ending with fruit, mineral and oak character. Nice! Tasting Sample.

Sep 8th, 2019
Sipping Fine Wine

EnRoute, established 2007 in Russian River Valley by the partners of Napa’s Far Niente winery. An outstanding wine, deep Ruby with aromas of ripe fruit flavors with subtle notes of earth and spice. On the palate cherry and ripe red plum, savory with gentle herb spice. Smooth fine ripe tannins, well balanced on long finish ending with perfect earthy character. Very Nice!

EnRoute, established 2007 in Russian River Valley by the partners of Napa’s Far Niente winery. An outstanding wine, deep Ruby with aromas of ripe fruit flavors with subtle notes of earth and spice. On the palate cherry and ripe red plum, savory with gentle herb spice. Smooth fine ripe tannins, well balanced on long finish ending with perfect earthy character. Very Nice!

Aug 3rd, 2019
Tobin Trevarthen

This is 3rd time in a month that we experienced EnRoute. Nice consistent offering. Standard Pinot flavors with some butterscotch added on the finish. Love that kind of finish.

This is 3rd time in a month that we experienced EnRoute. Nice consistent offering. Standard Pinot flavors with some butterscotch added on the finish. Love that kind of finish.

Jun 23rd, 2019
Tobin Trevarthen

A medium ruby. Strawberry nose. Slight perfume. Red licorice, plum, cranberry, with a nice balanced approach. Mid-palette finish.

A medium ruby. Strawberry nose. Slight perfume. Red licorice, plum, cranberry, with a nice balanced approach. Mid-palette finish.

Jun 4th, 2019
Chris McClellan

Big fruit forward, red and plummy, spicy cinnamon, well integrated oak and smooth tannins....paired well with lobster thermador..

Big fruit forward, red and plummy, spicy cinnamon, well integrated oak and smooth tannins....paired well with lobster thermador..

Mar 20th, 2019
Hayden B. Oothout

Smoothly bright and fruity. Very nice Pinot noir! Pairs nicely with pepperoni, banana peppers, and crackers.

Smoothly bright and fruity. Very nice Pinot noir! Pairs nicely with pepperoni, banana peppers, and crackers.

Jan 17th, 2019
Sipping Fine Wine

EnRoute established in the RRV in 2007 by the partners ofFar Niente. Les Pommiers introduced in May 2009 and reflects a blend of vineyards from Green Valley and upper Middle Reach area of RRV AVA. Complex fruit aromas with bramble and mineral notes. On the palate cherry and cranberry flavors with tobacco and warm toasty oak, rich structured tannins. Nice mouthfeel, zesty crisp acidity ending with fruit, mineral and oak tones. Nice! Tasting Sample.

EnRoute established in the RRV in 2007 by the partners ofFar Niente. Les Pommiers introduced in May 2009 and reflects a blend of vineyards from Green Valley and upper Middle Reach area of RRV AVA. Complex fruit aromas with bramble and mineral notes. On the palate cherry and cranberry flavors with tobacco and warm toasty oak, rich structured tannins. Nice mouthfeel, zesty crisp acidity ending with fruit, mineral and oak tones. Nice! Tasting Sample.

Nov 13th, 2017
Sipping Fine Wine

EnRoute was established in the Russian River Valley in 2007 by the partners of Napa Valley’s Far Niente winery and introduced its first wine, “Les Pommiers,” in May 2009, and named for the apple orchards that once flourished in the region. Complex fruit aromas with floral and mineral notes. On the palate cherry and raspberry flavors with tobacco and smoky oak, well structured tannins. Nice mouthfeel, zesty acidity ending with mineral and oak tones. Nice! Tasting Sample.

EnRoute was established in the Russian River Valley in 2007 by the partners of Napa Valley’s Far Niente winery and introduced its first wine, “Les Pommiers,” in May 2009, and named for the apple orchards that once flourished in the region. Complex fruit aromas with floral and mineral notes. On the palate cherry and raspberry flavors with tobacco and smoky oak, well structured tannins. Nice mouthfeel, zesty acidity ending with mineral and oak tones. Nice! Tasting Sample.

Nov 13th, 2017
Maggie Harrison

complex, aromatic, fresh and dried cherries, cranberries. Medium + acid, fine tannins, silky texture, earth notes.

complex, aromatic, fresh and dried cherries, cranberries. Medium + acid, fine tannins, silky texture, earth notes.

Jul 12th, 2017