Sandhi Wines

Evening Land-Tempest Pinot Noir

9.324 ratings
9.313 pro ratings
Sta. Rita Hills, 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
Ian Burrows

Sommelier Atelier Crenn

9.6

More "Morey" than "SRH". Assertive tannins and lots of whole cluster/stems makes this an intriguing Pinot from California. Recent blind tasting of 8 x 2010 top Pinot noir from all over the world this came out #1 for me. Complete wine.

More "Morey" than "SRH". Assertive tannins and lots of whole cluster/stems makes this an intriguing Pinot from California. Recent blind tasting of 8 x 2010 top Pinot noir from all over the world this came out #1 for me. Complete wine.

2 people found it helpfulJan 20th, 2014
Amy Lutchen

Sommelier The Boarding House

9.9

Amy had this 7 years ago

Amy had this 7 years ago

1 person found it helpfulJun 14th, 2014
Rajat Parr

Founder Sandhi Wines & Domaine de la Côte, Evening Lands Vineyards, Seven Springs & Maison l'Oree

9.5

First vintage produced from Bloom's Field.

First vintage produced from Bloom's Field.

Dec 30th, 2015
Anna de Hoop

Very fruit forward but delicious. They definitely didn't get old world Pinot, I think that was the intention but climate would not allow

Very fruit forward but delicious. They definitely didn't get old world Pinot, I think that was the intention but climate would not allow

Apr 13th, 2013
Erich Broksas

Early Mountain Vineyards

9.3

Loving the Sandhi PN from the Evening Lands vineyard. Will have to try the Hirsch Pinot Noir next time.

Loving the Sandhi PN from the Evening Lands vineyard. Will have to try the Hirsch Pinot Noir next time.

Apr 10th, 2013
Steve Anderson

This has settled down nicely since the last bottle in 2015 and seems ready to go. Very good SB Pinot from the vineyard now known as La Côte. Part of my “Open that oversized bottle week”.

This has settled down nicely since the last bottle in 2015 and seems ready to go. Very good SB Pinot from the vineyard now known as La Côte. Part of my “Open that oversized bottle week”.

May 30th, 2019
Steven Schmitt

Smooth and easy drinking. Not a ton of flavor.

Smooth and easy drinking. Not a ton of flavor.

Apr 27th, 2018
Junaid Mohiuddin

Classic Pinot. Soft on the tongue but full of flavor.

Classic Pinot. Soft on the tongue but full of flavor.

Jan 12th, 2018
Igor Beron

It’s remarkably focussed and rich in mineral detail as one couldn't expect a new world wine be. Glorious richness of fruit balanced by high but gentle, integrated acidity. Expressive perfume of undergrowth, plums, floral and chalk. Silky as matured Chambolle.

It’s remarkably focussed and rich in mineral detail as one couldn't expect a new world wine be. Glorious richness of fruit balanced by high but gentle, integrated acidity. Expressive perfume of undergrowth, plums, floral and chalk. Silky as matured Chambolle.

Sep 22nd, 2017
Steve Anderson

Dark, clear, pure. Very good and 13.5 ABV, but profile is probably a Syrah lover's Pinot.

Dark, clear, pure. Very good and 13.5 ABV, but profile is probably a Syrah lover's Pinot.

Nov 1st, 2015