Kalin Cellars

Cuvée DD Sonoma County Pinot Noir

9.045 ratings
9.118 pro ratings
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
Kurt-Inge Eklund

A little too much VA for me. Still enjoyable.

A little too much VA for me. Still enjoyable.

1 person found it helpfulMay 22nd, 2016
Henrik Poulsen

Quite developed and showing a lot of age this is probably not for everybody. A love/hate wine?

I personally dig anything aged from US and can see beyond tiny flaws so I'm a fan.

Quite developed and showing a lot of age this is probably not for everybody. A love/hate wine?

I personally dig anything aged from US and can see beyond tiny flaws so I'm a fan.

Sep 23rd, 2016
Matt Lasater

So much acidity and minerality and so alive for the age. Would've called burgundy for sure

So much acidity and minerality and so alive for the age. Would've called burgundy for sure

Feb 2nd, 2016
Kurt-Inge Eklund

Even if I find a lot of Brett and quite notable VA this is a charming wine. I have had 1996 before which was better.

Even if I find a lot of Brett and quite notable VA this is a charming wine. I have had 1996 before which was better.

Jan 8th, 2016
Noah Dorrance

Founder Banshee & Rickshaw Wines

9.5

Amazingly fresh and vibrant. Decanted and finished the bottle over dinner. It was still picking up steam after the last sip two hours later. Lovely wine.

Amazingly fresh and vibrant. Decanted and finished the bottle over dinner. It was still picking up steam after the last sip two hours later. Lovely wine.

Jul 28th, 2015
Ben Leger

Not as good as the 96 Billon but wow. Pinot!#kalincellars #pinotnoir

Not as good as the 96 Billon but wow. Pinot!#kalincellars #pinotnoir

Jul 27th, 2015
Chris Leon

99. Also known as current release

99. Also known as current release

Jul 17th, 2015
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

This is the 1999 vintage. Without a 1/2 hour decant, the wine shows strong spiciness. Coming back to it, the spice tames nicely. With the softened spice, really nice mid red fruit with ripe black raspberries The 1999 is completely resolved, integrated and smooth. Nice balance of fruit, spice and acidity.

This is the 1999 vintage. Without a 1/2 hour decant, the wine shows strong spiciness. Coming back to it, the spice tames nicely. With the softened spice, really nice mid red fruit with ripe black raspberries The 1999 is completely resolved, integrated and smooth. Nice balance of fruit, spice and acidity.

Jul 2nd, 2015
Maura Passanisi

Lovely fruit and caramel notes. 1999 vintage.

Lovely fruit and caramel notes. 1999 vintage.

Mar 18th, 2015
Kurt-Inge Eklund

Pleasant amount of VA at prospect in SF

Pleasant amount of VA at prospect in SF

Mar 10th, 2015