Noble Vines

667 Monterey Pinot Noir

8.6821 ratings
8.39 pro ratings
Monterey, Central Coast, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Courtney Lineback

Decent Pinot out of Monterey CA. Easy to drink, opens nicely after some time in glass. Raspberry jam, dark cherry, slight floral undertones (wet rhododendron) translate from nose to palate. Well balanced-a bit tannic.

Decent Pinot out of Monterey CA. Easy to drink, opens nicely after some time in glass. Raspberry jam, dark cherry, slight floral undertones (wet rhododendron) translate from nose to palate. Well balanced-a bit tannic.

6 people found it helpfulJan 13th, 2014
Jason Hillan

Very smooth and drinkable.

Very smooth and drinkable.

4 people found it helpfulOct 6th, 2014
Jon Kelley

I would buy this again. An easy drinking Pinot

I would buy this again. An easy drinking Pinot

3 people found it helpfulJan 10th, 2015
Ellen Clifford

Thoroughy enjoyable and certainly non-offenisive, should I, like a lovah, take this man home to the family as one is apt to do this time of year. Lovely lack of offensive......anything(acid, tannins, sugar) i/e somewhat boring if you are a wino like m,e but yummy and totally drinkable for the consumer at large.

Thoroughy enjoyable and certainly non-offenisive, should I, like a lovah, take this man home to the family as one is apt to do this time of year. Lovely lack of offensive......anything(acid, tannins, sugar) i/e somewhat boring if you are a wino like m,e but yummy and totally drinkable for the consumer at large.

2 people found it helpfulDec 22nd, 2015
Steve Runner


Ruby on the darker side of red, this is a Pinot that goes easy on your nostrils. There's none of that typically sharp "fruit slice" that some Burgundians impose. I usually love that character, but on the nose...this one treads lightly, and I like that as well. You've got to really work the O2 into this before summoning any kind of cherry/orange-peel/rose petal scent. On the palate it's more involved. This 667 Pinot Noir is light to slightly medium bodied with medium acidity and a red pepper, green tomato spicy kind of flavor. This is a slick, good-natured car salesman who looks you in the eye, shakes your hand and tells it like it is: A hot salsa cherry bomb that will improve as it opens up...or so it seems (it did open up after an hour, but I had to decant it). So far, so good...I'm liking this wine alot...but lets talk about the finish. The first word that comes to mind is "sour". Not "damn, this wine is sour" but kinda like "hmmm...interesting sour note at the end". You only get that "sourness" for an instant as it quickly fades away, leaving the slightly tannic dry-leather cherry echo. Overall, this is a really good....not "great" Pinot Noir. I paid $10 US for it, and I'll definitely buy this again. Despite my mediocre review here, I would rate this a 90.


Ruby on the darker side of red, this is a Pinot that goes easy on your nostrils. There's none of that typically sharp "fruit slice" that some Burgundians impose. I usually love that character, but on the nose...this one treads lightly, and I like that as well. You've got to really work the O2 into this before summoning any kind of cherry/orange-peel/rose petal scent. On the palate it's more involved. This 667 Pinot Noir is light to slightly medium bodied with medium acidity and a red pepper, green tomato spicy kind of flavor. This is a slick, good-natured car salesman who looks you in the eye, shakes your hand and tells it like it is: A hot salsa cherry bomb that will improve as it opens up...or so it seems (it did open up after an hour, but I had to decant it). So far, so good...I'm liking this wine alot...but lets talk about the finish. The first word that comes to mind is "sour". Not "damn, this wine is sour" but kinda like "hmmm...interesting sour note at the end". You only get that "sourness" for an instant as it quickly fades away, leaving the slightly tannic dry-leather cherry echo. Overall, this is a really good....not "great" Pinot Noir. I paid $10 US for it, and I'll definitely buy this again. Despite my mediocre review here, I would rate this a 90.

2 people found it helpfulDec 12th, 2015
James Bornstein

Undrinkable. Maybe a spoiled bottle?

Undrinkable. Maybe a spoiled bottle?

1 person found it helpfulDec 7th, 2014
Tony Lenzi

Nice. Pam and Luther brought over.

Nice. Pam and Luther brought over.

1 person found it helpfulMar 3rd, 2014
Antoine Pin

Wine Buyer Kroger/QFC

9.0

Overly fruity but not sweet hot weathered wine. $12 / 88pts

Overly fruity but not sweet hot weathered wine. $12 / 88pts

1 person found it helpfulDec 14th, 2013
Johan Larsson

Owner/Sommelier tapasbar

8.2

Lättillgänglig och sympatisk på gränsen till tråkig. Hallon, söta körsbär och lite jordig kryddighet. Svårt att inte tycka om, men lika svårt att bli upphetsad över.

Lättillgänglig och sympatisk på gränsen till tråkig. Hallon, söta körsbär och lite jordig kryddighet. Svårt att inte tycka om, men lika svårt att bli upphetsad över.

Jul 20th, 2016
Renato Hoyle

Touch hot, decent acidity, floral, cherry,

Touch hot, decent acidity, floral, cherry,

Nov 11th, 2015