This Pinot is quite dark and extracted. The color is damson red/light purple but it’s nearly opaque. On the nose it brims with New World goodness- cranberry/cherry jam, spicy cinnamon and Christmas fruit cake. On the palate it is full bodied and not ashamed to show off the fruitiness it’s been holding back. Layers of red jammy delight, spice box, a touch of leather and some oak greet me right off the bat. This wine continues the rich theme onto the mid palate where I get acidity, just a touch. There is barely a trace of tannic grip but I am enjoying the richness of this wine so much I am not worried about any astringent accents. The finish is medium length and shows off yet more red fruit. If you like a rich Pinot, this one is right up your alley. I usually like them much more restrained, but this one simply knocked my socks off. I am a fan- 93 points for this $36 wine make it a 5 star effort to be drunk by 2024. Salut….
A darker shade of purple for Pinot, but see through as expected. The nose screams New World with strawberry, cherry pie, pecans. I know- strange descriptor. On the palate it is silky with bright red fruits galore, cherry cola, sasparilla and juicy acidity. The mid palate shows off the strawberries and tart cherry. The acid starts to peak. There’s a trace of tannic grip as we enter the finish. Overall it has quite an acidic overtone, leaving my mouth a bit puckered. It’s tasty mind you…. I like it but the $77 price is a little off-putting. 90 points from me and 3 stars. Drink till 2027. Salut….
I stepped into a wine store in Cali where they had an extensive list of wines available to taste. I took the opportunity to do so, but my notes were rushed and very brief, please bear with me.
Very new world Pinot Noir on the nose- strawberry, cherry. Very light on the palate but tasty with red fruits, very lithe and fresh. There is a tartness that presents itself on the medium length finish that I am enjoying. 89 points from me for this $34 offering make it a 3 star wine to drink now through 2021. Salut….
The last time I wrote about this winery was over 4 years ago, on the Russian River Valley 2009 David Noyes Pinot Noir. I loved it then and gave it high marks, so when an opportunity came along to get more from this winery, I jumped.
Deelish…. I am loving this wine. Starts out with strawberry on the nose and comes across as a New World Pinot powerhouse. Strong strawberry on the palate mix it up with bing cherry and they keep on going. Pinot Noir is a difficult variety for me to judge tannins, as they don’t behave the same way as those found in Cab, Merlot, Syrah etc. They are not as easy to identify, yet this wine made my mouth pucker ever so. I am dying to re-taste it in 5 years to see what secondary flavors emerge from behind its fruity/tannic cloak. This wine is a sure 92 pointer and I like it so much that I feel 5 stars is a fair representation of its price/quality. I drank it with rotisserie chicken, but it would go well with other light game and perhaps filet mignon. Very balanced and smooth, this wine will please everyone. Good job!
OMG…… This is perhaps one of the best Pinot Noir’s I have ever tasted. Period, end of story, earth-shatteringly good. My best friend brought this bottle last night so I popped and poured what we both agreed was the SMOOTHEST Pinot tasted. When I say smooth, everything was hitting just right. Starting with the amazing cherry nose that transitioned to a cherry medley on the palate that continued on to a deliciously lingering finish. All the while, nothing was out of the place: the tannins were fine-grained, the acidity- perfect, the alcohol (a whopping 14.7%) was never an issue. I am a big time Old World Pinot fan, the New stuff is not normally my cuppa, but this stuff will convert the most die-hard Burgundy fans. I am speechless as well. The pro’s gave this one a 92 (I peeked), I am thinking 95 points is more like it. Yes, it can be argued that when a wine gets extracted so much and the alcohol is a searing 14.7+, something is not right. Well, I am here to tell you that they got this one absolutely spot on. The balance attained is amazing. 5 stars from me.
The last of my Pinot flight… Here goes.
Wow, cherry heaven on the nose. Big time, in your schnozzola with the bing cherries-loving it. I might be a little premature here, 5 stars. This thing rocks. Red raspberry meets cherry on the palate, with just a hint of tannins- yum. Extremely well balanced with an ever so slight tint of alcohol peeking out tells me this wine is ready for the long haul. 10 years minimum, with some secondary flavors possible, I hope anyway. I would love to revisit this one in 5 years and then later…
Thirty seconds…. 30 and counting on the finish, amazing. This, people, is a New World David- capable of slaying any Old World Goliath. A very large wine with great potential and a 93 pointer IMHO. Well done you guys….