Browsing all posts tagged with Tag: Pinot Noir.

Diving into the Zin on the flight!

June 8th, 2017 | No Comments

Lodi Vintners has some great Zinfandels on their menu. A sexy Napa Zin and two old vine Zins from Lodi allowing a fantastic side by side.

Enjoying Lodi Vintners

May 26th, 2017 | No Comments

Getting started with my first tasting at Lodi Vintners with a yummy rosé and rubbing my hands with anticipation of the tasting to come.

Flowers 2012 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

April 2nd, 2015 | No Comments

Flowers 2012 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir I bright and crystal clear face on this juice. It sits in the glass as if it knows I am taking a picture. Picture perfect. The nose is full of bright, red fruit and herbs. The cranberries smell electric and tart. Once on the palate, they aim to please. […]

Thirty-Seven 2013 Pinot Noir

January 2nd, 2015 | No Comments

Thirty-Seven 2013 Pinot Noir Not a big nose. Mature red cherry delicately wafts from the glass. A dense body for a Pinot. My nose would have thought otherwise. Despite the texture, its a mellow palate.  It just lays there like a lazy Sunday. After it wakes, it gets tangy as chocolate tones and some sprinkled acidity […]

Valley of the Moon 2012 Small Lots Pinot Noir

December 17th, 2014 | No Comments

Valley of the Moon 2012 Small Lots Pinot Noir Tobacco leaf, a bit of cherry, some dark chocolate shavings and some young shoots of garden mint. Some spices come to play mid-palate. The spices are short lived but makes you take notice. Finishes earthy and all around your tongue. It’s a nice wrap. Not a long finish […]

Failla 2012 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

December 15th, 2014 | No Comments

Failla 2012 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir A ridiculously lovely cherry start. Secondary cocoa notes provide a lovely depth to the nose. Smells crisp and balanced. Jumps to the center of your mouth to dance and it gets there quickly. I think it’s made that way. The playful acidity doesn’t last long. Shifts gears on the rear palate. […]

Carvalho 2012 Pinot Noir

November 6th, 2014 | No Comments

Carvalho 2012 Pinot Noir Huge black cherry and spice in the nose. It’s a cherry bomb! It’s gonna get big in a hurry but then it doesn’t. Irony in a glass. Fastest palate in the world. A quick tart whip, with some oak deliciosuness and a slide. I think its in a hurry. You lick your lips […]

Premonition Cellars 2012 Pinot Noir

November 1st, 2014 | No Comments

Premonition Cellars 2012 Pinot Noir A big bold smelling Pinot from Sonoma. The bold cherry notes jumped out of the bell of my glass. It’s young and a bit unabashed. Secondary cola notes give it some high spice. My wife dug in and said, “Wow… big tobacco!” I didn’t get that. Then I swirled it […]

Todd Taylor 2012 Corotto Pinot Noir

October 31st, 2014 | No Comments

Todd Taylor 2012 Corotto Pinot Noir Such an approachable nose. A good mix of fruit and earthy spice. Yin and yang. Strawberries and oaky vanilla with hints of raisin. Ohhhh that’s good. Remarkably balanced. Great body. Moves at just the right pace across your palate. The tannins are silky and warm. They glide. The finish […]

Copain 2009 Kiser “En Haut” Pinot Noir

August 12th, 2014 | No Comments

Copain 2009 Kiser “En Haut” Pinot Noir Imagine a small clump of vibrant cherries. Powerful but not too many. Like a spoonful that overwhelms you. That’s the nose. The tannins are hesitant and just the right size. They settle and then the acidity give you a well planned surprise party. Great temporal structure. The finish […]