Hartford Court PInot Noir 2016, Russian River, CA$43.00Add to cart
This Hartford Court Russian River Pinot Noir 2016 is fruit forward, spicy, earthy and supple – sourced from estate owned vineyards in Green Valley and grower owned vineyards in the Sebastopol Hills and Laguna Ridge sub-regions of Russian River Valley. Complex aromas of ripe cherries, violets and cedar are followed by flavors of perfectly ripe, firm black cherries, mixed red and black berries. Allspice and coffee notes complement a long, multi-faceted finish in this exciting, new Hartford Court Pinot Noir! 90 Points Outstanding – California Grapevine.
Jackson Estate Outland Ridge Pinot Noir 2016$43.00Add to cart
Wild strawberry jam aromatics with smoky, briary and raspberry flavors, finished with a burst of blueberry. Cultivated on Mendocino County's Anderson Valley’s high eastern ridge, this remote vineyard is full of chunky, broken rock in thin, powdery soil similar to a Goldridge classification. The Jackson Estate Outland Ridge 2016 Pinot Noir's vines strain to cling to the ridgelines yet produce deep profoundly complex and age worthy wines.
Michaud Pinot Noir 2015, Chalone$44.00Add to cart
It never ceases to amaze us how great the Michaud Pinot Noir is, and the 2016 is no exception. The 2016 has elegant, concentrated flavors complemented by the hallmark minerality of the granite and limestone soil found in the Chalone Appellation. The five Dijon selections provide vividly clear red and black fruit flavors, and the four heritage selections provide complex, wild and spicy characteristics. In order to enhance the expression of the unique terroir, the wine was fermented with native yeast and is unfilered and unfined. The aromas of the Michaud Pinot Noir 2015, Chalone transport you back to nature with aromas of wild berries, forest floor and stone. We love it with full flavored fish – ahi, salmon, steel head, or try with chicken or steak!
Miura Pinot Noir 2017, Santa Lucia Highlands, CA$32.00Add to cart
Born in the United States, but raised in Spain and England, Emmanuel Kemiji is a graduate of the University of California at Davis. After a remarkable career as a Master Sommelier, Emmanuel Kemiji took his passion for wine to the vineyards in 1995.The name Miura is derived from Don Eduardo Miura, the most famous breeder of Spanish fighting bulls and a name synonymous with nobility, boldness, and power. The Miura Pinot Noir 2017 bottle is unique, sporting an etched image of a red-eyed bull rather than a paper label. From the Mission Ranch we get an extremely luscious and full-bodied fruit that oozes with strawberry and raspberry fruit. From the cooler Silacci Vineyard we get a more perfumed and brighter fruit with pleasant earth tones underneath.
Nielson Pinot Noir 2014, Santa Maria Valley$30.00Add to cart
The 2014 Pinot Noir Nielson Vineyard, was completely destemmed and aged 16 months in 40% new French oak. Still showing its oak elevage, with lots of caramelized cherry, black raspberry, sweet oak and spice, it hits the palate with a seamless, silky, gorgeously pure texture that carries plenty of fruit and finishes clean and dry, with notable tannic grip. Give it a year or two in the cellar to integrate its oak and drink bottles through 2021.
Noria Pinot Noir 2016, Russian River Valley, Michael Valentine Vineyard$45.00Add to cart
Nori Nakamura first learned about fine wine at his uncle’s Italian restaurant in Tokyo. Fulfilling his dream he enrolled in the viticulture program at UC Davis where he graduated in 2002. Subsequently, he has gone on to become assistant winemaker at Koves-Newlan, Pine Ridge Vineyards & Artesa and head winemaker at Jamison Ranch and currently at Larson Family Winery. He created Noria Wines to make wines that paired well with Japanese cuisine – and they do, as well as many other foods.
The 2016 Noria Pinot Noir Russian River, Michael Valentine Vineyards features Intense aromas of raspberry, violet, a hint of dark cherry, rose-petal, and seductive bouquets of cedar, white pepper, and caramel. Fragrant entry. Stylish, refreshing red berry flavor quickly expands on the palate. Vibrant acidity and silky mouth feel melt into an elegant, long finish. A hint of sweet oak and spice notes add nuance and complexity. Pure and delicate. Enjoy with sushi. Shabu-shabu and braised lamb shank.
Noria Pinot Noir 2016, Sangiacomo Vineyard, Sonoma Coast$41.00Add to cart
Pinot noir made to pair with delicate dishes made from fresh, seasonal ingredients
Delectable aromas of raspberry, cherry, rose petal, and a hint of strawberry as well as attractive bouquets of cedar, caramel, and anise. Dazzling red berry flavor expands on the palate. Supple acidity and refined tannins lift the mid-palate and provide the exquisite mouthfeel with finesse and depth. A nuance of elegant oak notes adds a touch of spiciness and tension to the delightful finish. Sensual and transparent. The Sangiacomo Pinot pairs well with Sukiyaki, Roasted duck & pork and Pasta with fresh tomato sauce.
Pali Huntington Pinot Noir 2017, Santa Barbara$29.00Add to cart
Named after owners’, Tim Perr and Scott Knight, coastal hometown of Pacific Palisades (Pali for short), located on the west side of Los Angeles, the wine bears the name of a Pacific Palisades neighborhood – Huntington.
Brilliant deep red/garnet color. Nose shows fresh cherries, strawberry, baking spices, toasted oak and hints of bacon fat. The palate gives up dark red fruit flavors, earthy mushrooms and loads of spices finishing with warm notes of vanilla and coffee. Silky texture on a medium-weighted palate with perfumed flavors that permeate up to the nose. Lively, visceral and brooding.
“This bottling is one of the most reliably delicious Pinot Noirs for less than $30 each vintage, and this year is one of the best. Warm, even buttery aromas of brioche, strawberry jam and baking spice prove immensely inviting, leading into an approachable yet complex palate where fruit-punch flavors are lifted by clove, tart plum skins and vanilla on the finish.” Editor’s Choice – 92 Points – Wine Enthusiast
91 Points – Wine Spectator
Pedroncelli Pinot Noir 2017, Russian River Valley$21.00Add to cart
Aromas of rose petals, pomegranate and a touch of nutmeg greet the nose. A velvety light body embraces the hints of strawberry and plum fruit with spicy toasted oak notes. The wine has bright acidity, a smooth long finish and is balanced with mild tannins. An elegant and tasteful Pinot Noir.
Portalupi Pinot Noir 2016, Dolinsek Ranch, Russian River Valley$59.00Add to cart
In 1996, Jim Dolinsek purchased the 10.5 acres property located on Laguna road that was then planted with apples and grapes. Jim’s father coincidently used to pick cherries on the ranch in the 30’s. The ranch was originally planted by the Frati family which included Old Vine Zinfandel. The vineyard has a rich Italian history of making field-blends including Alicante bouschet, teraldago, tempranillo, golden chasselas, black muscat and mouverde. The soil is the rich Russian River Valley Gold Ridge soil that provides complexity and muscle to the wines.
Tim Borges of Portalupie Winery has known Jim and his brother for over 30 years and had the good fortune to start working with Dolinsek Ranch with the first vintage of Zinfandel in 2009. In 2013, Portalupi started purchasing the entire crop of Pinot Noir. Portalupi has been producing award winning Old Vine Zinfandel and Pinot Noir since.
Baked bread and compost aromas compete with oak toastiness and ripe dark cherry in this wine, which veers into a beautiful velvety mouthfeel.
Saintsbury Pinot Noir 2017, Carneros$42.00Add to cart
A warm dry spring brought early budbreak, with ideal sunny conditions during flowering and fruit set. The warm consistent growing season pushed a larger than average crop to uniform ripeness efficiently. Pretty, dense aromas of rose petal, dark cherries, cocoa, anise and cardamom. Sweet cherry and plum entry with a zesty mid palate reminiscent of baking spices, leading into an opulent, elegant, lingering finish. Suggested Pairings: The richness of this wine pairs well with fatty, rich meats, such as lamb, duck, and stewed curries, as well as artisanal cheeses and wild mushrooms.
Sea Smoke Pinot Noir “Southing” 2017, Santa Rita Hills$133.00Add to cart
Southing refers to the south-facing hillside bluffs found on our estate vineyard. Each year, the goal for this wine is to create the ideal marriage of complexity and elegance. Southing is a true expression of the terroir of Sea Smoke Vineyard: seductive flavors and fine tannins complimented by cool climate acidity. November release