Steelhead Vineyards

Sonoma County Pinot Noir

8.7117 ratings
8.66 pro ratings
Sonoma County, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Randy Fuller

The medium purple tint looks nice, but the nose plays rough. A highly perfumed funk dotted by violets and coffee grounds is interesting, if a little off-putting. In a Syrah it might be more welcome. There is a lot of heat right after pouring, with big tannins that might be expected from a much heartier grape. Things settle down in a short time, but it never gets to a level that might be called elegant. Candied blackberry and plum are a surprise on the palate. There is more alcohol than I want with a Pinot, and a less complex palate too. Black tea notes show up eventually to help out, but it's still too grapey and too brawny.

The medium purple tint looks nice, but the nose plays rough. A highly perfumed funk dotted by violets and coffee grounds is interesting, if a little off-putting. In a Syrah it might be more welcome. There is a lot of heat right after pouring, with big tannins that might be expected from a much heartier grape. Things settle down in a short time, but it never gets to a level that might be called elegant. Candied blackberry and plum are a surprise on the palate. There is more alcohol than I want with a Pinot, and a less complex palate too. Black tea notes show up eventually to help out, but it's still too grapey and too brawny.

2 people found it helpfulApr 18th, 2015
V Ottenlips

West Yellowstone, Montana.

West Yellowstone, Montana.

1 person found it helpfulSep 11th, 2015
Boris Mathiszik

Martha's Vineyard tasting with RI Think Tank. Great value Pinot. Good amount of fruit, and unusually smooth for a Pinot in the sub 20 range.

Martha's Vineyard tasting with RI Think Tank. Great value Pinot. Good amount of fruit, and unusually smooth for a Pinot in the sub 20 range.

May 25th, 2017
Charles Gibbs

Great value.

Great value.

Aug 7th, 2015
Martin Sahlberg

Quite soft, some red fruit. Nice!

Quite soft, some red fruit. Nice!

Mar 28th, 2015
Michael McGuire

Fruity—crushed cherry, leaves, cotton candy. Drank on home leave, December 2017.

Fruity—crushed cherry, leaves, cotton candy. Drank on home leave, December 2017.

Dec 31st, 2017
Joonseok Kim

Willing to buy again as a casual wine

Willing to buy again as a casual wine

Oct 22nd, 2017
Connor Donley

First wine on app!!!
Love pinots.

First wine on app!!!
Love pinots.

Aug 7th, 2017
Rick Mellinger

Good flavor. A little harsh going down. Not real smooth.

Good flavor. A little harsh going down. Not real smooth.

Jul 13th, 2017
Kristin the Wine Girl

Pair with salmon or chicken. Cherry and earth. Food friendly and light hearted.

Pair with salmon or chicken. Cherry and earth. Food friendly and light hearted.

Jul 11th, 2017