School House Vineyard

Spring Mountain District Pinot Noir

9.021 ratings
9.06 pro ratings
Spring Mountain District, Napa Valley, 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
"Odedi"

Ruby in color with a wide reddish/brick rim.

Pretty nose of black currants, black cherries, raspberries, spices, light earth, light oak, wild flowers, tobacco leaf and black pepper.

Medium bodied and elegant with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with cherries, sweet raspberries, earth, light oak, spices, tobacco leaf, dark chocolates and black pepper.

Long finish with very little tannins and sour cranberries.

This 12 year old Pinot Noir from Napa Valley is delicious now. Showing nice complexity with a soft mouthfeel.

Actually, it feels more like a Burgundy Pinot Noir. Interesting stuff.

Easy drinking and good right out of the bottle. Nicely balanced and good by itself.

This Single Vineyard Pinot Noir is peaking now. A great sipping wine.

Thank you Scott for sharing this with me.

I had the 2014 a year ago, and this is even better. Delicious wine.

100% Pinot Noir grapes were aged in French oak barrels for 18 months. Unfiltered and unfined.

13.4% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$210. ($65 current vintage).

Ruby in color with a wide reddish/brick rim.

Pretty nose of black currants, black cherries, raspberries, spices, light earth, light oak, wild flowers, tobacco leaf and black pepper.

Medium bodied and elegant with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with cherries, sweet raspberries, earth, light oak, spices, tobacco leaf, dark chocolates and black pepper.

Long finish with very little tannins and sour cranberries.

This 12 year old Pinot Noir from Napa Valley is delicious now. Showing nice complexity with a soft mouthfeel.

Actually, it feels more like a Burgundy Pinot Noir. Interesting stuff.

Easy drinking and good right out of the bottle. Nicely balanced and good by itself.

This Single Vineyard Pinot Noir is peaking now. A great sipping wine.

Thank you Scott for sharing this with me.

I had the 2014 a year ago, and this is even better. Delicious wine.

100% Pinot Noir grapes were aged in French oak barrels for 18 months. Unfiltered and unfined.

13.4% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$210. ($65 current vintage).

Jul 19th, 2022
Matt

It’s been far too long since having a School House Pinot Noir in my glass. Classic Spring Mountain tannin and savory edge throughout, cooperage is well integrated, plenty of resolve in the dark black cherry and plum fruit here. Soulful and earthy without ever losing freshness. Leather, pine, sandalwood, wilted violets, moss and almost an amaro spice note.

It’s been far too long since having a School House Pinot Noir in my glass. Classic Spring Mountain tannin and savory edge throughout, cooperage is well integrated, plenty of resolve in the dark black cherry and plum fruit here. Soulful and earthy without ever losing freshness. Leather, pine, sandalwood, wilted violets, moss and almost an amaro spice note.

1 person found it helpfulOct 30th, 2020
Jammer

Passed its prime.

Passed its prime.

Aug 2nd, 2021
Deborah M

Wow!! 11 years and this hasn’t lost a thing. A good bit of sediment when opened. Funk took a minute to blow off. Not the typical Cali Pinot fruit that hits you, this is more subtle. Leans more towards French style. Still crazy amount of acidity. Absolute winner. I picked this up off Last Bottle and I’m regretting not grabbing more. I am now searching out School House Pinot.

Wow!! 11 years and this hasn’t lost a thing. A good bit of sediment when opened. Funk took a minute to blow off. Not the typical Cali Pinot fruit that hits you, this is more subtle. Leans more towards French style. Still crazy amount of acidity. Absolute winner. I picked this up off Last Bottle and I’m regretting not grabbing more. I am now searching out School House Pinot.

May 28th, 2021
Richard Lewis

Red currant and black raspberry, plus some raspberry leaf (greenness and tannin). Good acid, could still age a bit longer.

Red currant and black raspberry, plus some raspberry leaf (greenness and tannin). Good acid, could still age a bit longer.

Sep 8th, 2017
Joshua Fisher

Joshua had this 3 years ago

Joshua had this 3 years ago

Oct 7th, 2019
Rob Lawson

Rob had this 8 years ago

Rob had this 8 years ago

May 22nd, 2014
Adam Mariani

Adam had this 9 years ago

Adam had this 9 years ago

Feb 14th, 2014
James Cassidy

James had this 5 months ago

James had this 5 months ago

May 17th, 2022
Nate Richman

Nate had this 6 months ago

Nate had this 6 months ago

Apr 10th, 2022