Vincent Girardin

Les Vieilles Vignes Volnay Pinot Noir

9.183 ratings
9.119 pro ratings
Volnay, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Brad Hemmer

Started off with a smoky aroma w some oak immediately upon opening. Then turned more complex. Wood chips, leather, baking spice, dark cherry. Smooth texture, good acidity, lingering finish w bolder fruit flavor than initially thought.

Started off with a smoky aroma w some oak immediately upon opening. Then turned more complex. Wood chips, leather, baking spice, dark cherry. Smooth texture, good acidity, lingering finish w bolder fruit flavor than initially thought.

2 people found it helpfulAug 31st, 2015
Geoff Labitzke

Volnay is one of my favorite Burgundies. Not because it is the greatest Village. But more because it's always and supple. It always has a wonderful around us and is always delicious if it's from a good producer and the 2010 Vincent Girardin is just that . It has beautiful fruit great acid just a delicious wine to drink and very affordable on the Bouche wine list.

Volnay is one of my favorite Burgundies. Not because it is the greatest Village. But more because it's always and supple. It always has a wonderful around us and is always delicious if it's from a good producer and the 2010 Vincent Girardin is just that . It has beautiful fruit great acid just a delicious wine to drink and very affordable on the Bouche wine list.

2 people found it helpfulSep 27th, 2014
Michelle

Chalk, cola, cherry, grapefruit finish

Chalk, cola, cherry, grapefruit finish

1 person found it helpfulAug 31st, 2019
Morgan Harris

Head Sommelier Aureole New York

9.4

Pretty fucking rad. Definitely hitting in 1er Cru territory and a-typically bright for Girardin's house style. This could be a one-off, but definitely a seriously pretty bottle of burgundy, red fruited, floral and ethereal but soulful. Volnay for the win, I suppose.

Pretty fucking rad. Definitely hitting in 1er Cru territory and a-typically bright for Girardin's house style. This could be a one-off, but definitely a seriously pretty bottle of burgundy, red fruited, floral and ethereal but soulful. Volnay for the win, I suppose.

1 person found it helpfulNov 26th, 2015
roland benedetti

This is the kind of burgundy I needed tonight. Excellent choice. The kind if Volnay that reminds you Volnay is so different than its neighbor Pommard. It's a millshake of silk with raspberry. Ultra soft.

This is the kind of burgundy I needed tonight. Excellent choice. The kind if Volnay that reminds you Volnay is so different than its neighbor Pommard. It's a millshake of silk with raspberry. Ultra soft.

1 person found it helpfulAug 24th, 2015
Nicole Hakli

Sommelier The NoMad Restaurant

9.9

So juicy, silky, and aromatic. 2011 is ready to go! Thanks for the blind @Geoff Labitzke

So juicy, silky, and aromatic. 2011 is ready to go! Thanks for the blind @Geoff Labitzke

Nov 12th, 2015
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.0

Dark sour fruits; blackberries, dark cherries, black plum, chalky, minerals, wet black earth, nice acidity with a raspberry cola finish. A Costco bargain at just under $25!

Dark sour fruits; blackberries, dark cherries, black plum, chalky, minerals, wet black earth, nice acidity with a raspberry cola finish. A Costco bargain at just under $25!

Nov 7th, 2015
Adam Nelson

Solid burgundy from a down vintage. Acid on this wine is lovely

Solid burgundy from a down vintage. Acid on this wine is lovely

Oct 26th, 2015
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

9.2

Black cherry, ripe raspberries, forest floor, butcher shop, rose petal, tree bark. Nice and juicy. Delicious.

Black cherry, ripe raspberries, forest floor, butcher shop, rose petal, tree bark. Nice and juicy. Delicious.

Oct 17th, 2015
Craig Haarmeyer

I'm digging it. I'm digging up mushrooms and loam.

I'm digging it. I'm digging up mushrooms and loam.

Aug 28th, 2015