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Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

9.1325 ratings
9.053 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
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.0

Medium purplish red. A bit stemmy on the nose with some raw branches, raspberries, strawberries and hint of minerality. Medium plus acidity and great tannins (6/10) with a medium body. Very dry and coated with red berries, a bit vegetal and gravel. Long finish. Drink till 2028.

Medium purplish red. A bit stemmy on the nose with some raw branches, raspberries, strawberries and hint of minerality. Medium plus acidity and great tannins (6/10) with a medium body. Very dry and coated with red berries, a bit vegetal and gravel. Long finish. Drink till 2028.

Jun 23rd, 2019
Gilbert Van Hassel

Clean nice meaty.

Clean nice meaty.

Mar 4th, 2019
LM Segal

Exudes class and purity. Bright, clean and simply layered and lifted red cherry fruit, with some strawberry and stem on the nose. Nice!

Exudes class and purity. Bright, clean and simply layered and lifted red cherry fruit, with some strawberry and stem on the nose. Nice!

Feb 9th, 2019
Sean Genn

After a hard decant and 30 minutes this started to show beautifully. Raspberry and rhubarb. New oak is well integrated.

After a hard decant and 30 minutes this started to show beautifully. Raspberry and rhubarb. New oak is well integrated.

Oct 9th, 2016
Steve Doyle

Beautiful simple and elegant

Beautiful simple and elegant

Aug 6th, 2016
Mike R
9.2

Closest I came to Pinot tasting like a Burgundy ever - just a simple pop n pour night - this has a smooth balanced yet nice dark cherries taste - smell is nice - SMILING big!

Closest I came to Pinot tasting like a Burgundy ever - just a simple pop n pour night - this has a smooth balanced yet nice dark cherries taste - smell is nice - SMILING big!

Jun 23rd, 2016
Isaac Pirolo

Tart. Cranberry. A completely different wine than the 2008 vintage. Noticeably entry level.

Tart. Cranberry. A completely different wine than the 2008 vintage. Noticeably entry level.

Dec 25th, 2015
Ryan Carey

Founder Wine Confidential

9.2

Wonderfully delicious

Wonderfully delicious

Nov 6th, 2015
Rashmi Primlani

Red fruit, sensual and aromatic. #texsom

Red fruit, sensual and aromatic. #texsom

Aug 11th, 2015