Fantesca

King Richard's Reserve Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

9.271 ratings
9.215 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
David L

As I’m pouring it into the decanter, I can smell it from 2 feet away. The best thing they make? They need some bottle age!Tremendous Pinot Noir.

As I’m pouring it into the decanter, I can smell it from 2 feet away. The best thing they make? They need some bottle age!Tremendous Pinot Noir.

Apr 9th, 2018
Shawn R

Complements of @David L, thank you. First time experiencing this PN. Bold and assertive wine that has a since of place. Core of raspberry and roses. Supple, graceful and deep on the mid palate. Balanced, with a long rich full bodied aftertaste. Thanks DL!

Complements of @David L, thank you. First time experiencing this PN. Bold and assertive wine that has a since of place. Core of raspberry and roses. Supple, graceful and deep on the mid palate. Balanced, with a long rich full bodied aftertaste. Thanks DL!

Nov 22nd, 2017
Martin G Rivard

@Shawn R Awesome Pinot bud!! Badass in a glass. My 1st time trying it. I have 1 left, Lentine gave it to me. You guys s are my wolf pack....”We’re the three best friends that anyone could have, anyone could have.....”
😘😂😂😘

@Shawn R Awesome Pinot bud!! Badass in a glass. My 1st time trying it. I have 1 left, Lentine gave it to me. You guys s are my wolf pack....”We’re the three best friends that anyone could have, anyone could have.....”
😘😂😂😘

1 person found it helpfulFeb 27th, 2018
Steph Solberg

Best wine ever. Juicy and delicious!

Best wine ever. Juicy and delicious!

1 person found it helpfulJul 13th, 2014
Christopher Strieter

Co-Founder, Senses Wines

9.0

Bright red fruit and a velvety texture. Likely the oak but I haven't had many of Fantesca pinots

Bright red fruit and a velvety texture. Likely the oak but I haven't had many of Fantesca pinots

1 person found it helpfulMay 3rd, 2014
David L

12' Fantesca King Richard's Reserve. What a well balanced & sensational Pinot. Recommend highly. Drink/ Hold

12' Fantesca King Richard's Reserve. What a well balanced & sensational Pinot. Recommend highly. Drink/ Hold

May 25th, 2017
David L

12' One of the best Pinots in California. I like their cabs. There Chardonnay is very good. This is the best thing they make!!

12' One of the best Pinots in California. I like their cabs. There Chardonnay is very good. This is the best thing they make!!

Nov 23rd, 2015
David L

11' What Heidi Barrett has done with this 2011 Pinot is remarkable. Beautiful...ripened plum, black cherry. A splash of integrated oak, tobacco, & hint of cherry syrup . It's so RICH & balanced. There are no rough edges. I just love it! Drink.

11' What Heidi Barrett has done with this 2011 Pinot is remarkable. Beautiful...ripened plum, black cherry. A splash of integrated oak, tobacco, & hint of cherry syrup . It's so RICH & balanced. There are no rough edges. I just love it! Drink.

Nov 17th, 2015
WineMascot

For a RRV pinot much more subtle than one would expect. I really enjoyed it!

For a RRV pinot much more subtle than one would expect. I really enjoyed it!

Aug 16th, 2015
Drew Summers

Sales Northampton Wines

9.2

Made in an Elegant, Restrained, Burgundian Style

Made in an Elegant, Restrained, Burgundian Style

Jun 28th, 2015