Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2016

NY Wine Spectator Event- always awesome! — a month ago

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Bootlegger's Hill Pinot Noir 2015

Tremendous wine, price is over rated as a factor for evaluation. Drink them ‘til gone, then savor the memory — 9 months ago

Cirq Estate

Admit One Adult Bootlegger's Hill Pinot Noir

Fruit forward, bright cherry notes, beautiful nose and legs. Highly extracted and wonderful mouth feel. A stunner. — 5 years ago

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Lisa Herz

Lisa Herz

Bright cherry, warm velvety mouth feel. Perfect for late summer grill.

Joseph Drouhin

Puligny-Montrachet Chardonnay

Sommelier, fredrick, at Le Cirq las Vegas , says this will be his last glass — 5 years ago

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And what is your "last glass" Mr Edwards?


Treehouse Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013

Completely enjoyable but this has peaked and receded. Great year and my only regret is saving it. Would have been better to plunge in and burn through asap. Now it’s still very up front but it’s a bit more astringent. The alcohol seems more pronounced. Not to say it was a chore to drink by any stretch. This is still an enjoyable bottle but I compare it to what it was and it is less but overall it’s still an enjoyable wine. — 4 months ago

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Sea Smoke

One Barrel California Grand Cru Pinot Noir

2009 Sea Smoke "One Barrel" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir
From the winery: "Each year we select the best barrel of our estate-grown Pinot Noir; every bottle of ‘One Barrel’ produced is from that single, special barrel. It is a unique combination of vintage, vineyard location, Pinot Noir clone and barrel cooper —never to be repeated. Two hundred and eighty prized bottles, from One Barrel."
A friend opened this wine for me. I had tasted Sea Smoke Pinot before, mostly “Ten”’s I think, but I had never even heard of this one. I believe it’s offered only to certain members of the mailing list, and then only one bottle at that. Nose is dominated by notes of eucalyptus and menthol with some fresh herbs tossed in for good measure. Pleasant enough palate of black cherry and cola. Decent finish. Not bad, but I can think of better Pinot to acquire for $150 a bottle (Marcassin, CIRQ and Boar’s View come to mind), and several that I would consider better for half that price (see Ferren and Kosta Browne for example). A well made wine. Simply not worth the price of admission for me.
— 5 years ago

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Mike R

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@Roman Sukley you my friend salute as never has the barrel and thought my TEN bottles were cats meow but learned today I not even scratching the surface compared to this gem - bravo
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I’ve never heard of this

Raen Winery

Freestone Occidental Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

A nice Pinot from the Mondavi's. Dead ringer with Cirq. — 5 years ago

CHEV Cali Wine Company

Russian River Valley Chardonnay

Bright, tart yet refined. A wonderful second label to Cirq - and unlike most second labels - this one holds its own. — 5 months ago

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CHEV Cali Wine Company

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2018

Bang bang bang. This young Pinot jumps out fast and quick. Very similar to Cirq. Absolutely a gem. Strong cherry and medium length finish. Note from vineyard recommended decanting for several hours if consumed soon but I did not think it needed it. Looking forward to the next bottle already. — 2 years ago

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Kosta Browne

Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2014

2014 Kosta Browne Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir. Frighteningly good! (Get it? You know, Halloween? Never mind) The Santa Lucia has become one of my favorites from KB. Beautiful bright garnet color. Spicy aromatics of berries, wild flowers and anise. Honeyed fresh ripened black cherries and Dr Pepper (in a good way) on the palate. A mushroomy, sandalwood, herbaceous, forest floor component lurking in the shadows Vibrant and powerful. Good acidity. I don’t understand the professional reviews that describe this Wine as “light-bodied.” What am I missing? Maybe because the grapes come from the coolest region of KB’s three appellation level Pinots? In any event, I think I prefer it to the Russian River and Sonoma Coast bottlings. Don’t think I’ve ever been disappointed by a KB. Along with CIRQ, Marcassin and Ferren, my favorite Pinots. My best to Dan Kosta after the devastating fires. — 5 years ago

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James Cahill

James Cahill

Drinking the '09 of this same wine right now and there is a sandalwood presence that is somewhat steeling the fruit show.
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Photography 9.8
Peggy Hadley

Peggy Hadley

Great notes. Love this Pinot as well.