Tag Archive: pinot noir

Jan 04 2013

A Good Year

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Dec 24 2012

Dreaming of a Red Christmas

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Mar 11 2011

Green Groves

Type: Pinot Noir Year: 2009 Location: American Canyon, Napa Valley, California Rating: 9 out of 10 Opinion: Received as part of my NRA Wine Club membership. Excellent pinot noir. Hints of blackberry, black cherry, and toasted caramel.  Enjoyed with pasta and homemade spaghetti sauce.

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Jan 01 2008

Buena Vista

Type: Pinot Noir Year: 2005 Location: Buena Vista Carneros, Sonoma, CA Link: buenavistawinery.com Rating: 7 out of 10 Description: This wine was good, but not great. It was enjoyed with pasta.

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Nov 18 2007

Grove Mill

Type: Pinot Noir Year: 2005 Location: Marlborough, New Zealand Link: www.grovemill.co.nz Rating: 8 out of 10 Description: Grove Mill is most notable for their Sauvignon Blanc wines, but this Pinot was very good as well.

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Sep 09 2007

Saintsbury

Type: Pinot Noir Year: 2003 Location: Napa, CA Link: www.saintsbury.com Rating: 8 out of 10 Description: A good pinot that was enjoyed with a beef roast.

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Nov 05 2006

Wild Horse

Type: Pinot Noir Year: 2002 Location: Templeton, Central Coast, California Link: wildhorsewinery.com Rating: 8 out of 10 Opinion: Fantastic Pinot Noir with a medium-body. The earthy flavors compliment the berry flavors in the wine. it has a wonderful finish.

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Nov 05 2006

Bishop’s Peak

Type: Pinot Noir Year: 2001 Location: Arroyo Grande, South Central Coast, California Link: bishopspeak.com Rating: 9 out of 10 Opinion: Bishop’s Peak is an ancient volcano that rises above San Luis Obispo. The vineyard is located below that volcano. This wine was enjoyed while eating Chicken Parmigiana and Rice Pilaf. The wine has black chery …

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Nov 05 2006

Estancia Estates

Type: Pinot Noir Year: 2003 Location: Gonzales, Monterey, Central Coast, California Link: estanciaestates.com Rating: 9.5 out of 10 Opinion: This was a phenomenal Pinot. I have never before had a wine with such a smooth texture, aromatic bouquet, and terrific finish that lingers for several minutes after the drink. The flavors of cherry and raspberry …

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Nov 05 2006

Willamette Valley

Type: Pinot Noir Year: 2003 Location: Turner, Oregon Link: willamettevalleyvineyards.com Rating: 8 out of 10 Description: Pinot noir grown in the Willamette Valley is among the highest quality of this variety in the world. This wine is an excellent companion with salmon, pork, lamb, poultry, and dark chocolate.

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