Tag: Pinot Noir

Ca’ d’Or Winery Franciacorta Brut Rosé Non Vintage DOCG, Italy

Pale salmon in color.

Light nose of citrus, lemons, yeast, raspberries, minerals and herbs.

Medium bodied with small bubbles and medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with citrus, limes, green apples, grapefruits, strawberries, spices, earth, bitter herbs, light vegetables and white pepper.

Nice tangy finish with tangy cranberries.

This is a nice sparkling Rosé from Italy. Tangy and easy drinking.

Needs 30 minutes to open up properly, but good right out of the bottle. A good quality wine.

A good pool wine and good with food. I paired it with Parmesan cheese on a baguette.

Made in the traditional method. Spent 30 months on its lees.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$20.

Fallon Place Wines Heritage Vineyard Los Carneros Pinot Noir 2016 Sonoma County, California

Happy Pinot Noir Day!

Here is my delicious contribution to the Celebration.

This four-year-old Pinot Noir from Sonoma County is drinking very nicely now.

Medium bodied with medium-plus acidity.

Showing red fruits with light wood, light vegetables, tobacco, dark coffee, light barnyard and black pepper.

Nicely balanced with lots of fruits. Good right out of the bottle, nice and engaging and easy drinking.

Nice and interesting with nice complexity and mouthfeel. A great new world Pinot Noir.

I’ve had this vintage a year ago, and it is getting better, as I expected. Will continue to age nicely in the next 5 years.

This Single Vineyard Pinot is tasty.
I gave it a light chill, and paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses. Great for this hot weather.

Aged in neutral French oak barrels for 18 months. A small production of only 110 cases.

14.1% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$38.

Leghorn Wine Company Sonoma Coast Cuvée Pinot Noir 2018, California

Reddish in color with medium intensity.

Pretty nose with cherries, sweet strawberries, blueberries, light earth, spices, vanilla, wood, tobacco, dark chocolates and black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with cherries, strawberries, red currants, oak, light vegetables, tobacco, spices, chocolates and peppercorn.

Medium finish with soft tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very easy drinking Pinot Noir from Sonoma. Fruit forward and tasty when lightly chilled. Nicely balanced with mild complexity and a spicy finish.

A good everyday wine that would benefit from a few years of aging.

Good by itself or with food. A nice porch wine and good for parties.

I gave it a light chill, which is perfect for this hot Florida weather.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$28.

Vinum Cellars Pinot Noir 2017, Monterey County, California

Ruby in color with a wide reddish rim and medium plus intensity.

Fruity nose of blueberries, cherries, currants, oak, vanilla, light spices, dark chocolates, and black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Dry and fruity on the palate with cherries, blueberries, light wood, licorice, spices, dark chocolates, peppercorn, herbs and tobacco.

Medium finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a nice and easy drinking Pinot Noir from Monterey County in California. Doesn’t really drink like a Pinot Noir, but very pleasant.

A good everyday wine. Good by itself or with food and good right out of the bottle. I gave it a light chill and had it by the lake.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$18.

Leghorn Wine Company Pinot Noir 2017 Sonoma County, California

Ruby in color with a wide reddish rim and medium intensity.

Fruity nose with strawberries, raspberries, bing cherries, light oak, spices, light barnyard, light vegetables, earth and black pepper.

Medium-bodied with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with strawberries, raspberries, cherries, light oak, spices, chocolates, black pepper, light vegetables, herbs and earth.

Tangy finish with soft tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is an easy drinking Pinot Noir from California. Showing mild complexity with a nice mouthfeel, and a little spicy on the finish.

Good right out of the bottle and shows more structure after 20 minutes of airtime.

A nice wine to pair with food or drink by the porch.

I gave it a light chill and had it with cheeses.

13.8% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$32.

Oakwild Ranch Winery Toboni Pommard Clone Regina Rose Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016, Russian River Valley, California

Ruby in color with a reddish wide rim and medium intensity.

Fruity nose with blueberries, strawberries, cherries, light wood, light earth, baking spices and black pepper.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with cherries, raspberries, strawberries, spices, light wood, earth, tobacco, coffee, black pepper and light herbs.

Medium finish with soft tannins and raspberries.

This is an easy-drinking Pinot Noir from Russian River Valley. Light and interesting with mild complexity and a nice mouthfeel. Soft and elegant with a tangy finish.

This Single Vineyard is good right out of the bottle. Spicy on the finish with nice structure.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a cheese plate and crackers, by the pool.

A tiny production of only 64 cases. 100% Pinot Noir grapes were aged in 40% new oak barrels.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$45.

Foyt Family Wines Sonoma County No. 61 Pinot Noir 2016, California

Ruby in color medium-plus intensity and the wide reddish rim.

Strong nose of bing cherries, earth, strawberries, spices, vegetables, barnyard, light alcohol, black pepper and licorice.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with bing cherries, red candy, light wood, earth, strawberries, light vegetables, dark coffee, herbs, tobacco leaf, spices, graphite and black pepper.

Medium plus on the finish with soft tannins and cherries.

This is a nice and easy drinking Pinot Noir from Sonoma County. Well balanced with a nice tang and a spicy finish. Showing mild complexity and a nice mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle and good by itself. A nice wine to sip on by the pool. Very tasty and a good quality wine.

I gave it a light chill and paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$40.

Oakwild Ranch Winery Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2018, California

Ruby in color with medium intensity.

On the nose bing cherries, raspberries, light earth, light spices and black pepper.

Medium bodied with medium-plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with cherries, strawberries, red currants, spices, tobacco, earth, herbs, dark coffee and peppercorn.

Medium finish with soft tannins and red chili pepper.

This is a nice Pinot Noir from Russian River Valley. Easy drinking and bright. Fruit forward with nice acidity. I gave it a light chill and had it by the pool.

Needs 20 minutes to open up, as it is a bit young. Spicy and tangy.

A good wine to pair with food. I paired it with Brie cheese and olives.

100% Pinot Noir grapes were aged in 20% new oak barrels.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$40.

Teachworth Winery Los Carneros Pinot Noir 2018, Napa Valley, California

Ruby in color with a wide reddish rim and medium intensity.

Strong nose of black currants, cooked raspberries, cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, dark chocolates, celery, coffee, peppercorn, herbs, tobacco leaf and spices.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and very gentle.

Dry on the palate with blueberries, cherries, red currants, oak, smoke, light vegetables, pencil lead, tobacco, peppercorn, coffee, herbs and light wet leaves.

Medium plus on the finish with fine grained tannins and red chili powder.

This is an impressive Pinot Noir from Napa Valley. Showing nice complexity with a soft mouthfeel. Gentle and elegant.

Nicely balanced and still young, although very enjoyable right now. A little hot right now and I’d love to try it again in 3 years.

I let it open in the glass, and after 15 minutes it came to itself. I enjoyed the tangy spicy finish.

Nice to sip on all by itself or with food. I paired it with Brie cheese and crackers.

Aged for 11 months in neutral French Oak barrels. A small production of only 175 cases.

14.75% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$60.

Meadowcroft Wines Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2019, California

Deep red in color with medium intensity.

Nice nose of bing cherries, strawberries, red currants, light oak, spices, red candy and black pepper.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with cherries, raspberries, strawberries, spices, peppercorn, cocoa and red candy.

Medium length on the finish, and spicy with fine grained tannins.

This is a very nice Pinot Noir from Anderson Valley. Nicely balanced and easy drinking. Spicy and interesting. A good quality wine. Showing mild complexity with a nice mouthfeel.

I think this is my first red wine from this 2019 vintage.

Good right out of the bottle, and better after 30 minutes of airtime when tannins show up. Would be better in the next 5 years.

A good wine to sip on by the pool. Good by itself or with food. Nice with a light chill too.

This is not my usual drinker, but I really enjoyed it with the setting and the food.

I paired it with a creamy Danish style cheese with dill, by the river.

A very small production of only 112 cases.

13.8% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$36.