Ten Acre

Jenkins Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.225 ratings
9.44 pro ratings
Russian River Valley, 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
Randy Fuller

There is a medium-dark tint to this Pinot and a complex nose that intrigues from the first sniff. In addition to the expected aromas of cherry, cola and tea, much darker, earthier tones arise. Sage is particularly noticeable, with leather, trampled leaves and nutmeg also appearing. The palate is somewhat muscular - to be expected, it seems, in California Pinot - but not so much that its elegance is obliterated. The acidity is fresh and invigorating and the tannins are gentle. The finish is lengthy and has a hint of eucalyptus in it.

There is a medium-dark tint to this Pinot and a complex nose that intrigues from the first sniff. In addition to the expected aromas of cherry, cola and tea, much darker, earthier tones arise. Sage is particularly noticeable, with leather, trampled leaves and nutmeg also appearing. The palate is somewhat muscular - to be expected, it seems, in California Pinot - but not so much that its elegance is obliterated. The acidity is fresh and invigorating and the tannins are gentle. The finish is lengthy and has a hint of eucalyptus in it.

Dec 13th, 2022
Sarah Stierch

Food & Wine Editor Sonoma Valley Sun

9.2

Nice work

Nice work

May 24th, 2018
Michele Hudson

Magical.

Magical.

1 person found it helpfulMar 10th, 2015
Shawn R

Had this a year ago wow, what a year can do! Explosive nose, wilted roses, black fruits which is uncommon with PN-major expression in the mouth that runs the entire palate. Knockout. Black raspberry, ripe juicy strawberry, dash of minerals and some cherry compote. Layered and complex. Smooth and lush frame. Finishes strong-all comes together for a spiced fruity finish that goes on and on.

Had this a year ago wow, what a year can do! Explosive nose, wilted roses, black fruits which is uncommon with PN-major expression in the mouth that runs the entire palate. Knockout. Black raspberry, ripe juicy strawberry, dash of minerals and some cherry compote. Layered and complex. Smooth and lush frame. Finishes strong-all comes together for a spiced fruity finish that goes on and on.

Jan 2nd, 2017
Shawn R

Nice job Zardo!

Nice job Zardo!

Feb 1st, 2016
John W
9.4

Dark ruby coloration. Some translucency- classic Pinot appearance. On the nose, cherry, dark berry, plum, forest floor, earth, and minerals. On the palate, cherry, plum, dark berry, cola, fruit forward. Jammy. Nice medium to full body with velvety mouthfeel. Nicely balanced tannins and longish finish.

Dark ruby coloration. Some translucency- classic Pinot appearance. On the nose, cherry, dark berry, plum, forest floor, earth, and minerals. On the palate, cherry, plum, dark berry, cola, fruit forward. Jammy. Nice medium to full body with velvety mouthfeel. Nicely balanced tannins and longish finish.

Sep 8th, 2023
Mitali P

One of my favorite Russian River Pinots. Dark fruit, balanced, long finish

One of my favorite Russian River Pinots. Dark fruit, balanced, long finish

Jan 25th, 2023
Roberto Carli

Good concentration, but too dark & hot for me. Slightly harsh tannins, dark cherry

Good concentration, but too dark & hot for me. Slightly harsh tannins, dark cherry

Jun 2nd, 2019
Geoff Kline

Very good Pinot + hot day = good times.

Very good Pinot + hot day = good times.

Mar 30th, 2013
Jeremy.Buss

Jeremy.Buss had this a month ago

Jeremy.Buss had this a month ago

Jun 9th, 2024