Posts Tagged Pinot Noir

2014 Jackson Estate Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley

First, I must confess – the Anderson Valley appellation on the western end of Mendocino County has always impressed me with the quality of the Pinot Noir juice being produced there. That being said, this is a lovely rendition of the grape that... Read more

2013 MacPhail Pinot Noir, ‘The Flyer,” Russian River Valley

From Susanna’s Vineyard, using a combination of Calera, Dehlinger Swan, and Quail Hill Vineyard Swan clones. This red is pretty in the glass, with a bright ruby flashiness. High-toned oak scents of clove and peppermint play counterpoint to dark... Read more

2013 MacPhail Pinot Noir, Sundawg Ridge, Green Valley

Green Valley is a sub-appellation within the world-famous Russian River Valley. The wine shows a dusty ruby color, with glints of orange. Toasted oak and paraffin aromas lead to earth, clove, and moderate cherry cola scents. The fruit gains more... Read more

2013 MacPhail Pinot Noir, Dutton Ranch, Green Valley

Green Valley is a sub-appellation within the world-famous Russian River Valley. Translucent ruby in color, this red begins with forward aromas of French oak, showing peppery spice and leather. Underneath the oak shadings lies ample dried red fruits,... Read more

2013 MacPhail Pinot Noir, Pratt Vineyard, Sonoma Coast

A translucent garnet color, lightening at the edges. Ah! There is something Old World and Burgundian in this wine’s aromas. Initial notes of damp cellars give way to delicate floral scents, light orange peel, and dark cherries before coming full... Read more

2013 MacPhail Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast

In the glass, a translucent light ruby hue. This 100% Pinot Noir cuvee is sourced from eight renowned vineyards in the Sonoma Coast appellation. Nearly a dozen different clonal selections are in the mix. The nose evokes memories of cool Autumn days... Read more

2013 Jackson Estate Pinot Noir, Outland Ridge, Anderson Valley

The Jackson Estate wines represent special bottlings from a specific appellation. For over forty years, the Anderson Valley has produced Pinot Noir of distinction. This is no light red Burgundy. From first glance as it sits in the glass, the barely... Read more

2013 Tongue Dancer Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast

A clear, translucent garnet hue. The nose is intriguing, alluring, and mysterious, throwing up scents of dried cherries, unripe strawberries, and dark tea leaves that waft in and out. Adding to the complexity are undertones of dark, fleshy fruits... Read more

2013 Carmel Road ‘Drew’s Blend’ Pinot Noir, Monterey

The Drew of “Drew’s Blend” is actress Drew Barrymore, who partnered with Carmel Road winemaker Kris Kato with the goal of crafting a wine that would be perfect for sharing with family and friends — i.e., likeable to a wide array of palates.... Read more

2013 MacPhail Toulouse Vineyard Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley

Bright, a bit sassy and quite feminine, this wine offers notes of strawberry, baking spices, zesty orange peel and a hint of leather. The nose is intoxicating, including some minerality. The layers of aromas transform into layers of flavors in the... Read more