Saxon-Brown

Durell Vineyard Hayfield Block Pinot Noir

9.03 ratings
8.21 pro ratings
Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, 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
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
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
Stephen Carney

Stephen had this 7 years ago

Stephen had this 7 years ago

May 22nd, 2014