Wellington Vineyards

Noir de Noirs Old Vines Sonoma County Alicante Bouschet

8.918 ratings
8.81 pro ratings
Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Alicante Bouschet
Top Notes For
Byron C Mayes

Dark blackish purple with a near opaque core in the glass. Nose of blackberry and tar, echoed on the medium full-bodied palate. Medium plus tannins assert themselves after some air. Medium plus acidity with a medium length, dark finish. A good choice for your Thanksgiving red.

Dark blackish purple with a near opaque core in the glass. Nose of blackberry and tar, echoed on the medium full-bodied palate. Medium plus tannins assert themselves after some air. Medium plus acidity with a medium length, dark finish. A good choice for your Thanksgiving red.

Nov 23rd, 2017
Troy Dupuis

Not as dark as I've had in the past where zero light came through and it stained the glass. Nice Alicante Bouschet

Not as dark as I've had in the past where zero light came through and it stained the glass. Nice Alicante Bouschet

May 9th, 2020
Donald Williams

Mellowed nicely.

Mellowed nicely.

Sep 27th, 2017
Sam Smith

I bought one bottle of the 2013 for $30 at the tasting room and split it with my wife that night. Couldn't finish the bottle. Tried to chug it while holding my nose but I couldn't stomach it. My wife just dumped hers in the flower beds. I'm confused, though, because what I tasted in the tasting room was good. In the tasting room it was thin and dry. The bottle I brought home was syrupy. I think most people like this what I call syrupy, they call it chewy. My adjective "thin" means not syrupy.

I bought one bottle of the 2013 for $30 at the tasting room and split it with my wife that night. Couldn't finish the bottle. Tried to chug it while holding my nose but I couldn't stomach it. My wife just dumped hers in the flower beds. I'm confused, though, because what I tasted in the tasting room was good. In the tasting room it was thin and dry. The bottle I brought home was syrupy. I think most people like this what I call syrupy, they call it chewy. My adjective "thin" means not syrupy.

Aug 25th, 2015
Bethany Fuller

What a chameleon. This wine got bigger and chewier as the night progressed. Aerated directly into a decanter where it paired well with dinner of ziti bolognese and herbed goat cheese.

What a chameleon. This wine got bigger and chewier as the night progressed. Aerated directly into a decanter where it paired well with dinner of ziti bolognese and herbed goat cheese.

May 9th, 2014
Trish Dutton

Great

Great

Apr 19th, 2014
Andrea De Michieli

One of our favorite wineries. This wine is almost black in color which is why it's called Noir De Noir.

One of our favorite wineries. This wine is almost black in color which is why it's called Noir De Noir.

Aug 4th, 2013
Matthew Girtin

Matthew had this 2 years ago

Matthew had this 2 years ago

Aug 19th, 2018
Matthew Girtin

Matthew had this 2 years ago

Matthew had this 2 years ago

Jul 15th, 2018
Bigs Rosenthal

Bigs had this 3 years ago

Bigs had this 3 years ago

Apr 12th, 2017