Estancia

Monterey County Pinot Noir

8.5772 ratings
8.613 pro ratings
Monterey, Central Coast, 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 Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

8.9

Wayy better than Expected. Tastes like Pinot. Insane value at Costco. Could be the good vintage I think.

Wayy better than Expected. Tastes like Pinot. Insane value at Costco. Could be the good vintage I think.

May 7th, 2020
Dennis P.

My wife picked this up at Sams Club, (where everything is 50% off before they close the Milwaukee stores.) The label says, "Located on Monterey's pacific coast where the cool fog sweeps in each evening". As a soldier once stationed at Fort Ord, I can attest to the coastal fog part. This wine has great berry flavors, mild acidity, and a semi dry finish. A very enjoyable taste at a bargain price. Pairs well with beef tenderloin.
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My wife picked this up at Sams Club, (where everything is 50% off before they close the Milwaukee stores.) The label says, "Located on Monterey's pacific coast where the cool fog sweeps in each evening". As a soldier once stationed at Fort Ord, I can attest to the coastal fog part. This wine has great berry flavors, mild acidity, and a semi dry finish. A very enjoyable taste at a bargain price. Pairs well with beef tenderloin.
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Jan 21st, 2018
Marvin Harris

Let this breathe for an hour or so and you will be pleasantly surprised. Even though a little short on the length it is surprisingly balanced with some great flavors.

Let this breathe for an hour or so and you will be pleasantly surprised. Even though a little short on the length it is surprisingly balanced with some great flavors.

7 people found it helpfulMay 21st, 2015
Audrey Williamson

First drink is a little strong but it settles down and it pretty tasty

First drink is a little strong but it settles down and it pretty tasty

6 people found it helpfulJul 12th, 2014
Jason Rzutkiewicz

Wine Blogger Jason's Wine Blog

8.1

Brought by a friend and better than guessed. Strikingly light in color and quaffable.

Brought by a friend and better than guessed. Strikingly light in color and quaffable.

5 people found it helpfulMar 23rd, 2014
Michelle Ameno

Really light, a little fruity. Very tasty

Really light, a little fruity. Very tasty

3 people found it helpfulMar 7th, 2017
Drew Baldwin

...a little thin but good when no other options exist.

...a little thin but good when no other options exist.

3 people found it helpfulJul 5th, 2014
Bruce Shook

If you like your wine filtered through Kingsford charcoal then this is for you. Really over oaked with pronounced hints of day old ash tray.

If you like your wine filtered through Kingsford charcoal then this is for you. Really over oaked with pronounced hints of day old ash tray.

1 person found it helpfulMar 20th, 2018
Nancy Istenes

A nice well balanced light Pinot Noir. Easy drinking. Reasonable price. Good to have as a basic always in stock go to Pinot. 2014 Vintage

A nice well balanced light Pinot Noir. Easy drinking. Reasonable price. Good to have as a basic always in stock go to Pinot. 2014 Vintage

1 person found it helpfulOct 1st, 2016
Miguel A. Nistal

Nice Pinot after getting sunburned. Refreshing. Nice soft balance.

Nice Pinot after getting sunburned. Refreshing. Nice soft balance.

1 person found it helpfulJan 17th, 2015