Phillips Hill

Oppenlander Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.082 ratings
9.129 pro ratings
Mendocino, North Coast, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Heidi Harrison

Light, pretty w/dk cherry, raspberry, cocoa powder, cedar, eucalyptus, orange zest, and baking spice @Toby Hill @phillipshill #mendocinowine

Light, pretty w/dk cherry, raspberry, cocoa powder, cedar, eucalyptus, orange zest, and baking spice @Toby Hill @phillipshill #mendocinowine

Oct 28th, 2018
Heidi Harrison

#oppenlander #mendocinowine #deedubcellar Tasting beautifully right now, soft and luscious.

#oppenlander #mendocinowine #deedubcellar Tasting beautifully right now, soft and luscious.

Jun 24th, 2018
Alex Lallos

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

9.4

Aged beautifully. light ruby red color. So much complexity without being forced or overly powerful. I love the aromas of forest floor, dark raspberry, redwood and ever so light hints of chambord. The palate is elegant with lots of freshness and lift. What a terrific and elegant Pinot noir from Mendocino.

Aged beautifully. light ruby red color. So much complexity without being forced or overly powerful. I love the aromas of forest floor, dark raspberry, redwood and ever so light hints of chambord. The palate is elegant with lots of freshness and lift. What a terrific and elegant Pinot noir from Mendocino.

Mar 15th, 2018
Heidi Harrison

Bright, silky, perfect with all dishes at the table--ahi, lamb burger, steak @phillipshill @MendoWine #Mendocino

Bright, silky, perfect with all dishes at the table--ahi, lamb burger, steak @phillipshill @MendoWine #Mendocino

2 people found it helpfulNov 8th, 2013
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

Light & mid red fruits, smoke, grilled meats & dry red roses on the nose. The fruits are; dark cherries, cherries, cooked strawberries, dry cranberries, black cherry cola, reductive pomegranate, grilled meats, smoke, baking spices (vanilla & nutmeg), brown crushed volcanic rocks, dry roses, light oak, nice acidity and an elegant swirl of all of the above on the long beautiful finish. Nice work Toby. For those reading, a Pinot to acquire and a winery to follow going forward. Great pair with pork loin w/ fruit. https://www.google.com/amp/s/johnonwine.com/2015/06/11/spotlight-winery-phillips-hill-winery/amp/

Light & mid red fruits, smoke, grilled meats & dry red roses on the nose. The fruits are; dark cherries, cherries, cooked strawberries, dry cranberries, black cherry cola, reductive pomegranate, grilled meats, smoke, baking spices (vanilla & nutmeg), brown crushed volcanic rocks, dry roses, light oak, nice acidity and an elegant swirl of all of the above on the long beautiful finish. Nice work Toby. For those reading, a Pinot to acquire and a winery to follow going forward. Great pair with pork loin w/ fruit. https://www.google.com/amp/s/johnonwine.com/2015/06/11/spotlight-winery-phillips-hill-winery/amp/

1 person found it helpfulDec 12th, 2016
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

Beautiful, elegant, ripe and dry light & mid red fruits. Red licorice & cola, super soft chalkiness, round semi-sweet earth with crushed rocks, beautiful acid and long ripe elegant fruit finish. Friends of ours brought this to dinner and I'm calling the winery to buy an allocation tomorrow.

Beautiful, elegant, ripe and dry light & mid red fruits. Red licorice & cola, super soft chalkiness, round semi-sweet earth with crushed rocks, beautiful acid and long ripe elegant fruit finish. Friends of ours brought this to dinner and I'm calling the winery to buy an allocation tomorrow.

1 person found it helpfulNov 19th, 2016
Heidi Harrison

Cherries, cassis, orange peel, cedar, eucalyptus, wet leather; salty, coastal, lean finish, 1+ hour decant @Toby Hill #mendocinowine

Cherries, cassis, orange peel, cedar, eucalyptus, wet leather; salty, coastal, lean finish, 1+ hour decant @Toby Hill #mendocinowine

1 person found it helpfulOct 22nd, 2016
Petra Thieriot

Owner/Importer Dee Vine Wines

10

Promising new Anderson Valley #Pinot producer - very restrained elegant style.

Promising new Anderson Valley #Pinot producer - very restrained elegant style.

1 person found it helpfulSep 1st, 2013
Pedro Rusk

Wine Educator Kendall Jackson

9.4

Exceptional Pinot from an exceptional vineyard

Exceptional Pinot from an exceptional vineyard

May 27th, 2017
Matt Austin

Owner/Winemaker, Grosgrain Vineyards, Walla Walla, WA

8.9

Seemed tired and overripe at first, but with a couple hours of air the tannin and acid started to pop and the fruit took on a fresher profile. Still seems like this is on the downslope.

Seemed tired and overripe at first, but with a couple hours of air the tannin and acid started to pop and the fruit took on a fresher profile. Still seems like this is on the downslope.

Apr 29th, 2017