Wente Vineyards

Riva Ranch Pinot Noir

8.836 ratings
8.94 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
Sipping Fine Wine

Tasted another bottle. Founded in 1883, Wente Vineyards is the country’s oldest family-owned winery. From a Single Vineyard Pinot Noir in Arroyo Seco, aromas of pure fruit and complex floral spice. On the palate strawberry and cherry flavors with black tea and herb spice. Firm tannins with a soft edge, well balanced, nice length ending with a fruit character. Nice easy drinking now Pinot!

Tasted another bottle. Founded in 1883, Wente Vineyards is the country’s oldest family-owned winery. From a Single Vineyard Pinot Noir in Arroyo Seco, aromas of pure fruit and complex floral spice. On the palate strawberry and cherry flavors with black tea and herb spice. Firm tannins with a soft edge, well balanced, nice length ending with a fruit character. Nice easy drinking now Pinot!

Feb 25th, 2019
Sipping Fine Wine

Founded in 1883, Wente Vineyards is the country’s oldest family-owned winery. From a Single Vineyard Pinot Noir in Arroyo Seco, aromas of pure fruit and complex floral spice. On the palate strawberry and cherry flavors with black tea and herb spice. Firm tannins with a soft edge, well balanced, nice length ending with a fruit character.

Founded in 1883, Wente Vineyards is the country’s oldest family-owned winery. From a Single Vineyard Pinot Noir in Arroyo Seco, aromas of pure fruit and complex floral spice. On the palate strawberry and cherry flavors with black tea and herb spice. Firm tannins with a soft edge, well balanced, nice length ending with a fruit character.

Sep 4th, 2018
Angellero Session

Balanced great tasting wine

Balanced great tasting wine

Feb 26th, 2019
Angellero Session

Balanced, great tasting wine

Balanced, great tasting wine

Feb 26th, 2019
Andrea Watt

dry with raspberry and spice with wood

dry with raspberry and spice with wood

Jul 27th, 2018
Martin Mills

Nicely open knit style to it, not jammy but definitely red fruit and sunny days on the beach kind of vibe. Nose of figs, earthy and a hint of spice, still a youthful deep red colour. Resolves with a hint of sweetness but quite refreshing and picnic styled. Not bad at all. Found at bishops cellar in downtown Halifax for about $40.

Nicely open knit style to it, not jammy but definitely red fruit and sunny days on the beach kind of vibe. Nose of figs, earthy and a hint of spice, still a youthful deep red colour. Resolves with a hint of sweetness but quite refreshing and picnic styled. Not bad at all. Found at bishops cellar in downtown Halifax for about $40.

Jul 26th, 2018
K Brooks

Very nice Pinot Noir. Fruity but with some depth

Very nice Pinot Noir. Fruity but with some depth

Jul 21st, 2018
Sam Friedland

Nice California Pinot. Shiny of raspberries. Some tannins. Needs about an hour to open up. Went well with lamb kofta and grass dead steak

Nice California Pinot. Shiny of raspberries. Some tannins. Needs about an hour to open up. Went well with lamb kofta and grass dead steak

Jun 17th, 2018
Flora Bokma

A light easy drinking Pinot Noir. Not spectacular, but very nice.

A light easy drinking Pinot Noir. Not spectacular, but very nice.

Feb 10th, 2018
"Odedi"

Ruby in color with medium intensity and a purplish rim.

Nose of plums, pomegranate juice, strawberries, spices, wood, cloves, red candy, cola and light black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with blueberries, cherries, plums, vanilla, oak, espresso, caramel, spices, peppercorn and smoke.

Medium plus in finish with soft tannins and tart raspberries.

This is an above average Single Vineyard Pinot Noir. Good right out of the bottle. Simple, well balanced and enjoyable.

Good by itself or with food, and good for parties. The tangy finish is interesting and entertaining.

I paired it with a cheese plate and crackers.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

Ruby in color with medium intensity and a purplish rim.

Nose of plums, pomegranate juice, strawberries, spices, wood, cloves, red candy, cola and light black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with blueberries, cherries, plums, vanilla, oak, espresso, caramel, spices, peppercorn and smoke.

Medium plus in finish with soft tannins and tart raspberries.

This is an above average Single Vineyard Pinot Noir. Good right out of the bottle. Simple, well balanced and enjoyable.

Good by itself or with food, and good for parties. The tangy finish is interesting and entertaining.

I paired it with a cheese plate and crackers.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

Nov 13th, 2017