Saxon-Brown

Durell Vineyard Hayfield Block Pinot Noir

9.127 ratings
8.42 pro ratings
Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Natalie Lowe

Amazing!

Amazing!

1 person found it helpfulJul 8th, 2014
Christanna Honer

Enticing nose with cherry, spice, and flowers; mushroomy notes. Kind of disappointing on palate--pretty rich fruit, soft tannins. Good, but very standard Sonoma pinot.

Enticing nose with cherry, spice, and flowers; mushroomy notes. Kind of disappointing on palate--pretty rich fruit, soft tannins. Good, but very standard Sonoma pinot.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 8th, 2014
Alejandro Artigas

Another outstanding Pinot from wine maker Jeff Gaffner (Black Kite).A fairly earthy nose with a bit of dark fruit. On the palette it's all plum, ripe plum, fragrant, exuberant with earthy tannins and a bit of aromatic wood, and fennel seed. It's super good and drinking very well. It is big and broad for a Pinot yet has the lightness and vitality of the grape. I hope to have it again.

Another outstanding Pinot from wine maker Jeff Gaffner (Black Kite).A fairly earthy nose with a bit of dark fruit. On the palette it's all plum, ripe plum, fragrant, exuberant with earthy tannins and a bit of aromatic wood, and fennel seed. It's super good and drinking very well. It is big and broad for a Pinot yet has the lightness and vitality of the grape. I hope to have it again.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 4th, 2014
Jim Carlsen

Jim had this 9 years ago

Jim had this 9 years ago

1 person found it helpfulNov 16th, 2013
Andrew Coleman

Awesome earthy bright bouquets of violets. Meaty Pinot with a woody deep cherry risk flavor mild tannins. Softens as it opens. Really nice for Sonoma coast. Sturdy seafood wine with a touch at 62F optimally. 2007 drink now! We had it with a turkey meatloaf and acorn squash. Perfect. 90 points

Awesome earthy bright bouquets of violets. Meaty Pinot with a woody deep cherry risk flavor mild tannins. Softens as it opens. Really nice for Sonoma coast. Sturdy seafood wine with a touch at 62F optimally. 2007 drink now! We had it with a turkey meatloaf and acorn squash. Perfect. 90 points

1 person found it helpfulNov 2nd, 2013
vinokeeno

2016 vintage. Medium-heavy body. So much bluefruit. Some Syrah overtones. Gorgeous.

2016 vintage. Medium-heavy body. So much bluefruit. Some Syrah overtones. Gorgeous.

Jun 10th, 2022
Brian R

These get better after a few years and a day after opening. The upfront fruit intensity wears off and you get more earthiness.

These get better after a few years and a day after opening. The upfront fruit intensity wears off and you get more earthiness.

Sep 14th, 2018
Micah Woong

Cherry, spice, tobacco in the nose. Nice!

Cherry, spice, tobacco in the nose. Nice!

Jul 16th, 2018
J I
9.0

Great wine, another hit by Gaffner fruit cherry taste.

Great wine, another hit by Gaffner fruit cherry taste.

Feb 19th, 2017
Casey Schneider-Mizell

Wood soaked cherry pie. I think it accomplished what it aimed for, but not remotely for my taste. Even worse with time open somehow.

Wood soaked cherry pie. I think it accomplished what it aimed for, but not remotely for my taste. Even worse with time open somehow.

Sep 28th, 2015