Francis Ford Coppola Winery

Votre Santé California Pinot Noir

8.8285 ratings
8.98 pro ratings
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
Cory Fierro

Though I usually go for bolder, heavier wines there's something to be said about an elegant, soft pinot. That's what we have here. By no means an all time great, what Votre Sante is is a supremely drinkable pinot noir with bursting red fruits and chalk aromas and a light, pleasing mouthfeel with enough acidity to make the finish last. It's one of the best values out there, to be sure.

Though I usually go for bolder, heavier wines there's something to be said about an elegant, soft pinot. That's what we have here. By no means an all time great, what Votre Sante is is a supremely drinkable pinot noir with bursting red fruits and chalk aromas and a light, pleasing mouthfeel with enough acidity to make the finish last. It's one of the best values out there, to be sure.

3 people found it helpfulJan 7th, 2015
Nikki Pfahler

Beautiful almost plum color. Dry, but not too much. Very solid for $12.99 at Wyo Wines!

Beautiful almost plum color. Dry, but not too much. Very solid for $12.99 at Wyo Wines!

3 people found it helpfulOct 26th, 2013
Rena Escobedo

Nose is bad. It's just bad

Nose is bad. It's just bad

1 person found it helpfulJun 13th, 2015
Steve Runner

In appearance, this wine is one of the most translucent (i.e. quasi-opaque) Pinots I’ve tasted in a long time.  It looks like watery-grape juice (a la melted ice) in the glass. On the nose you get shoe leather, asphalt, bubble gum, and a tiny hint of paint thinner…(yeah, I know…but it’s really not too bad: and for the record I’m not accustomed to smelling paint thinner…..lately).  Thin mouthfeel, but on the palate it’s very nice…no astringency or acidity and well balanced.  I picked up some “pine cone” taste on the finish (which is long) but the fruit (melon, cherry and raspberry) really comes out on the palette.  I like this wine and would buy it again: not the best Pinot I’ve tasted, but if it wasn’t 20 degrees F outside right now, and I was sitting under a sunny Spring sky…this would be the perfect wine.  For the record, I had a glass (okay…I had TWO glasses…sue me) with pizza tonight.  It was fantastic.  I’m scoring this an 8.6. 

In appearance, this wine is one of the most translucent (i.e. quasi-opaque) Pinots I’ve tasted in a long time.  It looks like watery-grape juice (a la melted ice) in the glass. On the nose you get shoe leather, asphalt, bubble gum, and a tiny hint of paint thinner…(yeah, I know…but it’s really not too bad: and for the record I’m not accustomed to smelling paint thinner…..lately).  Thin mouthfeel, but on the palate it’s very nice…no astringency or acidity and well balanced.  I picked up some “pine cone” taste on the finish (which is long) but the fruit (melon, cherry and raspberry) really comes out on the palette.  I like this wine and would buy it again: not the best Pinot I’ve tasted, but if it wasn’t 20 degrees F outside right now, and I was sitting under a sunny Spring sky…this would be the perfect wine.  For the record, I had a glass (okay…I had TWO glasses…sue me) with pizza tonight.  It was fantastic.  I’m scoring this an 8.6. 

1 person found it helpfulFeb 28th, 2015
Corey Zamora, CSW

Cheap, but very drinkable pinot, flavors of cherry and cinnamon

Cheap, but very drinkable pinot, flavors of cherry and cinnamon

1 person found it helpfulMay 31st, 2014
Shaun McGregor

Mild, light fruits. Not much to the finish. Think it could use another decanting. Kind of lifeless.

Mild, light fruits. Not much to the finish. Think it could use another decanting. Kind of lifeless.

Jan 5th, 2017
Bob Chang

2012 vintage. A bit sour upon first sip, but average after I let it sit and opened up a bit. Would not buy again.

2012 vintage. A bit sour upon first sip, but average after I let it sit and opened up a bit. Would not buy again.

May 3rd, 2016
PABA

Framboise atfirst then cassis.

Framboise atfirst then cassis.

Apr 13th, 2016
Brandon Falco

This was a very different Pinot Noir than I personally am accustomed to. It is slightly dry but has a very grape-like taste which helps to keep it refreshing and not too harsh (similar to grape juice). Minimal tannins which I liked. Overall a great wine but just remember, it's not the normal Pinot Noir taste you might be accustomed too. Probably a good wine to try when beginning to get into Pinot Noir.

This was a very different Pinot Noir than I personally am accustomed to. It is slightly dry but has a very grape-like taste which helps to keep it refreshing and not too harsh (similar to grape juice). Minimal tannins which I liked. Overall a great wine but just remember, it's not the normal Pinot Noir taste you might be accustomed too. Probably a good wine to try when beginning to get into Pinot Noir.

Feb 23rd, 2016
Joe Muiller

Juice, very low body

Juice, very low body

Feb 15th, 2016