Posts Tagged Pinot Noir

2014 Wakefield Estate Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills

Like so many Down Under wines, this Pinot is all about the fruit — specifically, sweet red cherry and red berries. There’s also a hint of spice, and although the finish is a tad warm, the mouthfeel is silky and satisfying. MSRP: $16.99... Read more

2013 La Crema Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley

There is no question that this is a New World Pinot Noir, as the assertive, almost sweet fruit flavors dominate the nose and the palate. Think: purple plum, blackberry and cherry pie. There are some subtle chocolate, root beer and mocha notes in the... Read more

2013 Cartlidge & Browne Pinot Noir, North Coast

Quite smoky in the nose, this medium-bodied, sleek wine shows hints of cinnamon and red fruits. Not a sipping wine; needs food for maximum enjoyment. MSRP: $14 (July 2015) Wine Lines rating:... Read more

2013 Sonoma Collection District 3 ‘Growers Reserve’ Pinot Noir, Sonoma County

If you like your Pinot Noir made in a feminine style, this bottling is not for you. However, if you prefer boldness in your reds, you’ll want to give it a try. The aroma is reminiscent of a fresh-baked berry pie, and the flavors are all about dark... Read more

2013 On Point Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast

Among winemakers who procure grapes from other than estate vines, two of the most coveted sources in the Sonoma Coast AVA are the Sangiacomo and Gap’s Crown vineyards. They provided all of the fruit for the 2013 On Point Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, a... Read more

2013 On Point ‘Christinna’s Cuvee’ Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley

This is a young Pinot Noir that is quite approachable now — which is the point of the On Point label from the folks at Fulcrum Wines. As winemaker David Rossi explains, “Every barrel of wine is really a distinct ecosphere… Some barrels are... Read more

2013 Kendall-Jackson Jackson Estate Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley

A translucent light crimson color in the glass. Vivid aromas of sandalwood, black cherry, orange, and a tart note of blueberry define the cool-climate Anderson Valley fruit. What the nose promises it delivers on the palate, where the wine picks up... Read more

2013 Decoy Pinot Noir, Sonoma County

This is a wine that’s easy to like, even if its aroma and flavor impressions are subtle rather than elevated. There are some nice cherry notes, along with red raspberry, black tea and menthol. There’s also a woodsy quality throughout, with a... Read more

2013 Kendall-Jackson ‘Grand Reserve’ Pinot Noir, California

No winery has done a better job of maintaining a consistent style across its product line —year to year, vintage to vintage — than Kendall-Jackson. True, K-J Winemaster Randy Ullom has a diverse spectrum of wine regions, microclimates and... Read more

2013 Carmel Road Pinot Noir, Monterey

Nearly transparent garnet color, lightening at the rim. This young lady has a demure nose, showing glimpses of blood, spiced cherry, cranberry sauce, clove, and a whiff of orange blossom. Lithe in the mouth, well-balanced and integrated, it is silky... Read more