Joseph Swan Vineyards

Saralee's Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.239 ratings
9.28 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
Isaac Pirolo

Old skool Pinot. Cloudy ruby. Dirt, cola, sassafras root, and Asian spice

Old skool Pinot. Cloudy ruby. Dirt, cola, sassafras root, and Asian spice

Feb 8th, 2016
Isaac Pirolo

Going back and buying every bottle left tomorrow...

Going back and buying every bottle left tomorrow...

Jan 29th, 2016
Henrik Poulsen

Old school Pinot.
Deeeelicious.....

Old school Pinot.
Deeeelicious.....

Aug 8th, 2015
Pavle Milić

The fruit on the nose ripped the doorframe out of the closet. Vibrant, alive and focused. Great Russian River Valley ambassador. Classy.

The fruit on the nose ripped the doorframe out of the closet. Vibrant, alive and focused. Great Russian River Valley ambassador. Classy.

Apr 10th, 2015
Lara Dunphy Guest

Director Sales & Marketing Black Cordon Vineyards, Sixteen by Twenty Wines

9.3

A great, classic Pinot from Russian River. A lot of strawberry on the nose...cranberry, strawberry slight red cherry in the flavor, and a whisper of earthy minerality. Love the cloudiness.

A great, classic Pinot from Russian River. A lot of strawberry on the nose...cranberry, strawberry slight red cherry in the flavor, and a whisper of earthy minerality. Love the cloudiness.

Mar 20th, 2015
Arecibo Message

Half Moon Bay beach drinking to get away from the smoke. Effervescent, minty, delightful.

Half Moon Bay beach drinking to get away from the smoke. Effervescent, minty, delightful.

Nov 12th, 2018
Mark Flesher

The 89 Point CT average ratings given to this bottle are a travesty. This bottle is much more deserving. Definitely not your fruit in the face Pinot. This is more of a dried red fruit, pie spice in the middle, very long finish kind of pinot. The fruit is ever-present, just in a different kind of way . This is more of a brambly type of pinot, yet remaining rather soft from the front to the finish. Rather intriguing, and left you guessing from the start to the finish. If I had another case of this, I would consider myself unworthy!

The 89 Point CT average ratings given to this bottle are a travesty. This bottle is much more deserving. Definitely not your fruit in the face Pinot. This is more of a dried red fruit, pie spice in the middle, very long finish kind of pinot. The fruit is ever-present, just in a different kind of way . This is more of a brambly type of pinot, yet remaining rather soft from the front to the finish. Rather intriguing, and left you guessing from the start to the finish. If I had another case of this, I would consider myself unworthy!

Apr 17th, 2018
Kimberly de Jong

Pure and delicious 2011 vintage. So smooth and one of the best Pinots I've had

Pure and delicious 2011 vintage. So smooth and one of the best Pinots I've had

Mar 12th, 2016
Noah Masters

Full bodied, slightly fruity hints but a well rounded wine. Went well with a rib eye

Full bodied, slightly fruity hints but a well rounded wine. Went well with a rib eye

Feb 2nd, 2016
Brian Duffy

Sommelier & Beverage Director The Barrymore Las Vegas

9.0

This wine maker knows how to get out of their own way. For the price I believe the quality is outstanding!

This wine maker knows how to get out of their own way. For the price I believe the quality is outstanding!

Oct 21st, 2015