Fantesca

King Richard's Reserve Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

9.266 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
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
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
Mike Anderson

Owner/Winemaker for MTGA Wines

9.0

Yeah, this was pretty awesome. It has been a while since a Russian River Pinot has gotten my attention.

Yeah, this was pretty awesome. It has been a while since a Russian River Pinot has gotten my attention.

Nov 25th, 2014
Christopher Pappe

Surprisingly lifted and fresh.

Surprisingly lifted and fresh.

Aug 7th, 2014
Jason Oliver

Nice pinot by Tony Arcudi. 92+

Nice pinot by Tony Arcudi. 92+

Feb 14th, 2018
Michael Mathews

Gorgeous Pinot!!! Fantesca - one of our favorites. Brought this reserve from our cellar for dinner with friends tonight!! Fruit but big tobacco, dark cherry and black pepper. Soft and elegant finish!! Simply Devine.

Gorgeous Pinot!!! Fantesca - one of our favorites. Brought this reserve from our cellar for dinner with friends tonight!! Fruit but big tobacco, dark cherry and black pepper. Soft and elegant finish!! Simply Devine.

Dec 16th, 2017
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
Ron R
8.8

Cola and cinnamon on the nose. Palette is soft and round. Tannins are lost in the sauce at this point. Acidity is flat. In essence, its frame has begun to collapse. For a reserve from a well respected producer, this was disappointing.

Cola and cinnamon on the nose. Palette is soft and round. Tannins are lost in the sauce at this point. Acidity is flat. In essence, its frame has begun to collapse. For a reserve from a well respected producer, this was disappointing.

Sep 27th, 2017