Wente Vineyards

Single Vineyard Riva Ranch Pinot Noir

8.897 ratings
8.88 pro ratings
Arroyo Seco, Central Coast, California, USA
Pinot Noir
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
"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
Larry Cottingham

Decent California Pinot especially for the price. I would buy it again.

Decent California Pinot especially for the price. I would buy it again.

Nov 12th, 2017
Raul Puga

Nice Post Hurricane Irma surprise. Great fruit and acidity. Great price. Cheers to everyone affected by Hurricane's Harvey or Irma. #rebuildbetterthanbefore

Nice Post Hurricane Irma surprise. Great fruit and acidity. Great price. Cheers to everyone affected by Hurricane's Harvey or Irma. #rebuildbetterthanbefore

Sep 13th, 2017