Noble Vines

667 Monterey Pinot Noir

8.6174 ratings
8.51 pro ratings
Monterey, Central Coast, 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
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
Renato Hoyle

Touch hot, decent acidity, floral, cherry,

Touch hot, decent acidity, floral, cherry,

Nov 11th, 2015
Lorraine Cancellieri

Cherry notes. Medium bodied. Smooth and well balanced.

Cherry notes. Medium bodied. Smooth and well balanced.

Sep 9th, 2017
Paul Weilage

Very nice Pinot nice and smooth

Very nice Pinot nice and smooth

Mar 6th, 2017
Raymond Kouba

Smooth....

Smooth....

Dec 11th, 2016
Kyle

Very very light. Almost too light after a day. Decent but simple.

Very very light. Almost too light after a day. Decent but simple.

Dec 8th, 2016
Lyn Sittig

Easy to drink Pinot.

Easy to drink Pinot.

Nov 26th, 2016
Leah Weisman

Yummy. $12

Yummy. $12

Nov 13th, 2016
Brendan Bosko

Not bad, but not as good as I was hoping it would be. Not too much flavor to start, and a little too bold on the finish.

Not bad, but not as good as I was hoping it would be. Not too much flavor to start, and a little too bold on the finish.

Aug 1st, 2016