Wente Vineyards

Riva Ranch Pinot Noir

8.8119 ratings
8.810 pro ratings
Arroyo Seco, Central Coast, 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
Genie Ko

Post-golf libations :) fruit forward and a nice acidity - tasty

Post-golf libations :) fruit forward and a nice acidity - tasty

2 people found it helpfulMay 9th, 2015
@justfuknworkout

Very nice con food... Butterynuttyish, lengua back en las eskinas

Very nice con food... Butterynuttyish, lengua back en las eskinas

1 person found it helpfulMay 30th, 2016
Matthew Mountford

Pretty good. Got me drunk.

P.S. I used to go to Boy Scout camp here!

Pretty good. Got me drunk.

P.S. I used to go to Boy Scout camp here!

1 person found it helpfulMay 8th, 2016
Christopher Matthews

Ok Pinot for a weeknight

Ok Pinot for a weeknight

1 person found it helpfulMar 3rd, 2016
J Schultz

Decent for the price point but far from amazing.

Decent for the price point but far from amazing.

1 person found it helpfulJan 17th, 2016
Greg Marquis

Light and dark fruit, including cherry and blueberry. Medium body Pinot with smooth tannins. Slight spice (pepper, cedar) in the back end. Short, pleasant finish. Will buy again.

Light and dark fruit, including cherry and blueberry. Medium body Pinot with smooth tannins. Slight spice (pepper, cedar) in the back end. Short, pleasant finish. Will buy again.

1 person found it helpfulJan 10th, 2016
Meg Maker

Wine Writer, Maker's Table

8.7

Limpid red color with a clear rim, this Pinot offers a fragrance like strawberries steeped in spiced hibiscus tea. Light-textured and demurely fruity, it suggests juicy red berries kissed firmly by sweet oak. It’s zesty, spritely, and ready for the ball. 14.5% abv | $30 (sample)

Limpid red color with a clear rim, this Pinot offers a fragrance like strawberries steeped in spiced hibiscus tea. Light-textured and demurely fruity, it suggests juicy red berries kissed firmly by sweet oak. It’s zesty, spritely, and ready for the ball. 14.5% abv | $30 (sample)

1 person found it helpfulFeb 17th, 2015
Brett

Solid albeit not spectacular Pinot. 2013 vintage.

Solid albeit not spectacular Pinot. 2013 vintage.

Mar 30th, 2018
Naijia Huang

Nose is oak forward with generous fruit when opened up, however overly astringent and tart

Nose is oak forward with generous fruit when opened up, however overly astringent and tart

Mar 13th, 2018
George Hesse

Very enjoyable Pinot Noir.

Very enjoyable Pinot Noir.

Feb 18th, 2018