Waits-Mast

Oppenlander Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.333 ratings
9.212 pro ratings
Mendocino, North Coast, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Kristie Tacey

Cherry cola, fresh thyme, portobello, tar, cherry

Cherry cola, fresh thyme, portobello, tar, cherry

Jan 15th, 2018
Kristie Tacey

Bay leaves, fresh thyme, dried strawberry, cigar box, mushroom, cherry cola on finish

Bay leaves, fresh thyme, dried strawberry, cigar box, mushroom, cherry cola on finish

Jan 15th, 2018
Brian Mast

Partner/Winemaker Waits-Mast

9.5

89 points, Wine Enthusiast: The 2009 vintage for Mendocino Pinot Noir is considered a standout. This Waits-Mast Pinot shows a deftness with cool-climate fruit, for this is definitely a bright, classic, more restrained version of California Pinot. The wine has a delightful, deep red cherry note enveloping it and all the earthy mushroom one comes to expect from Mendocino. Very drinkable now with room to grow in the bottle a few more years. V.B. (12/31/2011) — 89

89 points, Wine Enthusiast: The 2009 vintage for Mendocino Pinot Noir is considered a standout. This Waits-Mast Pinot shows a deftness with cool-climate fruit, for this is definitely a bright, classic, more restrained version of California Pinot. The wine has a delightful, deep red cherry note enveloping it and all the earthy mushroom one comes to expect from Mendocino. Very drinkable now with room to grow in the bottle a few more years. V.B. (12/31/2011) — 89

1 person found it helpfulApr 15th, 2012
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

8.9

Sample. Very light garnet red. Layered nose with rose petals, wet rainforest, light brown sugar, red cherries, crayons, and a light burnt note. Smooth tannins (5/10) and medium bodied. Lighter red fruits, ripe strawberries, and wet river stones. Bright and crisp. Solid acidity and structure with medium finish. With a little more bottle age this will develop some more power. Drink till 2022.

Sample. Very light garnet red. Layered nose with rose petals, wet rainforest, light brown sugar, red cherries, crayons, and a light burnt note. Smooth tannins (5/10) and medium bodied. Lighter red fruits, ripe strawberries, and wet river stones. Bright and crisp. Solid acidity and structure with medium finish. With a little more bottle age this will develop some more power. Drink till 2022.

Jan 18th, 2017
Tom Riley

2013. Warm spice, bright acids, juicy red fruit. Delicious now; gonna still be delicious in another 3-5 years. 13.6% abv.

2013. Warm spice, bright acids, juicy red fruit. Delicious now; gonna still be delicious in another 3-5 years. 13.6% abv.

Mar 5th, 2016
Darren Delmore

Night one was a touch too austere for non food drinking, but had some herbal and acid allure. Day 2 reveals another complete animal, with cumin, green herb and tart raspberry with autumnal field grass. Gritty rainy sidewalk oak and afternoon coastal ranges breeze. Like coming off dry land. Pencil lead, charcoal, and some warmth.

Night one was a touch too austere for non food drinking, but had some herbal and acid allure. Day 2 reveals another complete animal, with cumin, green herb and tart raspberry with autumnal field grass. Gritty rainy sidewalk oak and afternoon coastal ranges breeze. Like coming off dry land. Pencil lead, charcoal, and some warmth.

Aug 6th, 2015
Jennifer DiDomizio

Love the balance of fresh fruit and acidity. Mendo!

Love the balance of fresh fruit and acidity. Mendo!

Jan 29th, 2015
Jennifer DiDomizio

Blue fruit, boysenberry, blackberry, fresh, caramel notes, white pepper.

Blue fruit, boysenberry, blackberry, fresh, caramel notes, white pepper.

Dec 7th, 2014
Brian Mast

Partner/Winemaker Waits-Mast

9.6

Damn, this is drinking well right now, IMHO.

Damn, this is drinking well right now, IMHO.

Jul 20th, 2014
Jimmy Vo

Light.... raspberries.... had better ...

Light.... raspberries.... had better ...

Aug 18th, 2017