Pinot Noir

Description

$ / *

Tasting notes
2015 Cameron Hughes
Oregon

15
***

09/2017 Medium body, good fruit. This has excellent balance. Nice blend of earthy character and Pinot fruit.
2012 Roth Estate Sonoma Coast

19
***

06/2016 Big body, good fruit. This has excellent balance. Nice blend of earthy character and Pinot fruit.
2013 Cameron Hughes Collection
Monterey

15
***

12/2015 Medium body, good fruit. This has excellent balance. Nice blend of earthy character and Pinot fruit.
2012 Lot 398
Cameron Hughes
Dry Creek

15
***

04/2015 Medium body, good fruit. This has excellent balance. Nice blend of earthy character and Pinot fruit.
2012 Lot 405
Cameron Hughes
Central Coast

15
***

02/2015 Medium body, good fruit. This has excellent balance. Nice blend of earthy character and Pinot fruit.
2010 Sean Minor
Carneros

18
****

10/2014 Medium body, good fruit. This has excellent balance, and is fairly complex. Nice blend of earthy character and Pinot fruit.
2012 Lot 395
Cameron Hughes
Russian River Valley

18
***

08/2014 Medium body, good fruit. This has excellent balance. Nice blend of earthy character and Pinot fruit.
2011 Calera
Calif Central Coast

20
***

01/2014 Medium body, good fruit. This has excellent balance - one of the better Calera Pinots I have had. Nice blend of earthy character and Pinot fruit.
2011 Lange
Oregon

22
***

04/2013 Medium body, good fruit. This has excellent balance, and nice flavors. Nice blend of earthy character and Pinot fruit.
2009 Sean Minor
Carneros

18
****

01/2013 Medium body, good fruit. This has excellent balance, and is fairly complex. Nice blend of earthy character and Pinot fruit.
2011 Meiomi
Monterey - Santa Barbara - Sonoma

19
***

12/2012 Medium body, good fruit. This has typical Pinot flavors. My only complaint is that it is too fruity, so it seems lacking in typical earthy flavors.
2009 MacMurray
Central Coast

13
**

10/2012 Light body, good fruit. This has typical Pinot flavors, but is a bit on the light side.
2008 Gloria Ferrer
Carneros

19
**

10/2012 Light body, good fruit. This has typical Pinot flavors. This has pretty good balance. But it is on the light side, and a bit pricey.
2010 Hofstatter Meczan
Alto Adige - Italy

19
***

10/2012 Light body, good fruit. This has excellent balance, and good flavors. This would fool anyone as to where the bottle came from!
2010 A to Z
Oregon

17
**

09/2012 Medium body, good fruit. This has typical Pinot flavors, but is a bit on the light side.
2007 BearBoat
Russian River

15
***

09/2012 Medium body, good fruit. This has excellent balance, and good flavors. This was the best year for BearBoat (in recent history).
2008 Erath
Oregon

14
**

07/2010 Medium body, light fruit. This seemed too light - definitely not as good as earlier vintages.
2006 Rodney Strong
Estate Vineyards
Russian River Valley

16
**

12/2008 Medium body, good fruit. This has typical earthy flavors, and is the best balanced of the 3 wines.
2006 Mark West
California

11
**

12/2008 Medium body, light fruit. This has typical earthy flavors, and is a decent buy at this price.
2006 A to Z
Oregon

18
*

12/2008 Medium body, light fruit. This barely tastes like a Pinot Noir - a disappointing result for the most expensive of 3 wines I tasted!  Not Recommended
2006
Willamette Valley Vyd
Oregon

17
*

03/2008 Medium body, light fruit. This does NOT taste like a Pinot Noir, or anything else! It is not a wine I would buy again.  Not Recommended
2006 Cartlidge & Brown
California

11
**

02/2008 Medium body, good fruit. This has typical earthy flavors, and it went well with grilled pork tenderloin.
2003
Rowland Wild Thyme
New Zealand

30
****

11/2005 Medium body, good fruit. This has excellent balance, and is fairly complex. We found this while on vacation in South Carolina. Expensive, but worth it!
2003
Mt. Difficulty
New Zealand

30
****

06/2005 Big body, good fruit. This has excellent balance, and is fairly complex. Our favorite Pinot from New Zealand. Expensive, but worth it!

 Wine Ratings: * Fair, ** Good to Very Good, *** Excellent

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