WALT Wines

La Brisa Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

9.073 ratings
9.06 pro ratings
Sonoma Coast, 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
Brad Hemmer

Cranberry, bright cherry, bolder side of Pinot, light spice.

Cranberry, bright cherry, bolder side of Pinot, light spice.

Nov 4th, 2017
Andy Bartee

Sales Copain Winery

8.9

Nice, La Brisa always shows well.

Nice, La Brisa always shows well.

1 person found it helpfulMay 22nd, 2015
Ron R
9.1

Impressive. Lovely aromatics. Nice plush texture on the palette. Fresh dark fruits, coupled with nice tannins and bright acidity. 14.9% abv.
Probably under-clubbed the rating.

Impressive. Lovely aromatics. Nice plush texture on the palette. Fresh dark fruits, coupled with nice tannins and bright acidity. 14.9% abv.
Probably under-clubbed the rating.

Oct 25th, 2016
Sipping Fine Wine

Grapes sourced from several select vineyards, incl Gap's Crown, aged in French oak (40% new), I noted rich aromas of lively red fruit, ripe cherries and raspberries with a hint of baking spice. The vivid ruby wine was bursting with juicy ripe red berry flavors, smooth, silky and sophisticated on the palate, with a warming touch of oak, soft tannins, balanced acidity, minerality, and cinnamon spice on the pleasant long lingering finish. I really like the 2011, maybe the 2012 is a touch better? You decide!

Grapes sourced from several select vineyards, incl Gap's Crown, aged in French oak (40% new), I noted rich aromas of lively red fruit, ripe cherries and raspberries with a hint of baking spice. The vivid ruby wine was bursting with juicy ripe red berry flavors, smooth, silky and sophisticated on the palate, with a warming touch of oak, soft tannins, balanced acidity, minerality, and cinnamon spice on the pleasant long lingering finish. I really like the 2011, maybe the 2012 is a touch better? You decide!

Feb 26th, 2016
Alton Komori

2017 - Luscious raspberry blueberry bouquet; medium body and finish; easy drinking; very nice but young.

2017 - Luscious raspberry blueberry bouquet; medium body and finish; easy drinking; very nice but young.

Nov 13th, 2020
Mark Mannebach

Very good well balanced Pinot

Very good well balanced Pinot

Sep 13th, 2020
Mark Mannebach

This is not the best Walt Pinot but it certainly is better than many others. Red currant & black cherry and some bitter olive oil tones.

This is not the best Walt Pinot but it certainly is better than many others. Red currant & black cherry and some bitter olive oil tones.

Jun 19th, 2020
Mindaugas Maciulis

Amazing

May 9th, 2020
Peter Hladun

Bigger Pinot, heavier on the oak influence but still enjoyable.

Bigger Pinot, heavier on the oak influence but still enjoyable.

Apr 4th, 2020
Brett Rogosin

Nose of dusty earth, deep dark cherry, ripe blackberry, leather strop (for a razor), horse saddle, some black pepper and cinnamon. There’s a good beautiful deepness to it. There’s still good tannin presence and acidity all throughout the tongue. The palate has black cherry, almost Dr Pepper/Dr Browns black cherry soda without the sugary sweetness. It’s much better than it sounds. Earth comes through with the cinnamon. There’s life and I’m curious to see where this goes. Better on day 2.

Nose of dusty earth, deep dark cherry, ripe blackberry, leather strop (for a razor), horse saddle, some black pepper and cinnamon. There’s a good beautiful deepness to it. There’s still good tannin presence and acidity all throughout the tongue. The palate has black cherry, almost Dr Pepper/Dr Browns black cherry soda without the sugary sweetness. It’s much better than it sounds. Earth comes through with the cinnamon. There’s life and I’m curious to see where this goes. Better on day 2.

Jan 31st, 2020