Russian River Valley, Sonoma County

Williams Selyem

Foss Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012

David T
9.3

Coravined bottle from mid week.

The 2012 is still a little early for me but, drinking beautifully.

The nose reveals; ripe, slightly dried fruits of; blackberries, black raspberries, dried dark cherries & cranberries, both plums, poached strawberries with some raspberries & blackberries. Radiant, dark spices, clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, limestone minerals, dry crushed rocks, dark colas, steeped tea, black & red licorice, moist & drier clay, rich, forest floor with dry leaves, some dry herb, soft, understated eucalyptus, lightly, grilled meats, dry tobacco, well, used leather with ruby, candied, fresh & withering floral that are; dark, red, blue & purple.

The body is medium full, round, lush with dusty, light tannin presence with excellent viscosity. ripe, slightly dried fruits of; blackberries, black raspberries, dried dark cherries & cranberries, both plums, poached strawberries with some raspberries & blackberries. Radiant, dark spices, clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, limestone minerals, dry crushed rocks, dry top soil, dry stems, dark, berry colas, steeped tea, black & red licorice, moist & drier clay, dark, rich, forest floor with dry leaves, some dry herb, soft, understated eucalyptus, mint notes, lightly, dark, Asian & Indian spices with heat, grilled meats, dry, used, pipe tobacco, well, used leather with ruby, candied, fresh & withering floral that are; dark, red, blue & purple. The round, lush acidity is like a cool stream in Spring. The long, steady, rich, elegant, well knitted & balanced finish loads as ripe, juicy fruits falling onto to spice & earth persisting several minutes.

Shows all the beauty of the vintage & still has 8-12 years of good drinking ahead.

Cheeses; Jasper Hill Alpha Tolman & Willoughby, Mimolette. Dried Turkish Apricots, Cashews & Columbus Italian Dry Salami. Otherwise, tonight’s dinner.

1/8/21
— 11 days ago

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Such a great Pinot producer.
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@Eric WS is but, they take time. They aren’t this good young. It is just now the 12 is beginning to shine. Young, I get why their professional critical scores are low.

Boen Wines

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2018

ESF
9.0

Big ol wine that smells like a classic Pinot and drinks like a new world Syrah - go figure. It’s delicious just unusual — 8 days ago

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DuMOL

Finn Pinot Noir 2018

Jerae Knutson
9.6

If you snagged a few bottles of this wine in your allocation you can feel comfortable opening a bottle soon - let the wine evolve in your glass. If you’re patient, you’ll be greatly rewarded by tucking a few bottles in your cellar for 5+ (and up to 11) years. 77% of the fruit comes from DuMOL’s O’Connell Estate Vineyard and 23% from Occidental Road Vineyard. Finn is always layered with a velvety finish, and always a Member favorite. — 9 days ago

Shay, S.R.Alexander and 2 others liked this

Sonoma-Cutrer

Grower-Vintner Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2020

This wine’s nose is really fruity - full of fresh strawberries, cherries and a hint of raspberry. The palate is delish. The fruit dominates, with minerality and citrus peel filling it out. The acidity is bright and fresh, but is just a tad laid back. — 3 days ago

David, Daniel P. and 3 others liked this

Dutton-Goldfield

Dutton Ranch Pinot Noir 2017

Incredible pinot - simple yet subtle with notes of blackberry, pepper, a middle of the mouth touch of tannins but a velvety finish that leaves you wanting more.

Amazing buy on sale at Costco for $25
— 6 days ago

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Suncé Winery & Vineyard

Old Clones Russian River Valley Zinfandel 2015

2018 Vintage -nice style I hesitate to call this the bigger style cause it’s quite restrained in terms of style (15.5% ABV ) raspberry fruit, boysenberry fruit really nice wild fruit , vanilla, wood - pretty — 11 days ago

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Joseph Swan Vineyards

Great Oak Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2007

It is Friday night and tonight I have opened the 2007 Joseph Swan Vineyards Great Oak Vineyard Pinot Noir.

On the nose there is cherry, raspberry, hibiscus, allspice, licorice, vanilla, oak and a good earthiness.

On the palate there is cherry, raspberry, strawberry, allspice, vanilla, light oak and a nice earthiness.

This wine is medium bodied with a fresh and vibrant mouthfeel, medium acidity and a medium fine tannins that leads to a long red fruit earthy finish. A wonderful way to start the weekend. Have a healthy and safe weekend. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
— 11 days ago

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Lola Wines

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2017

Playing catch up so notes will be brief for a while...

Tart cherry cola and the tart note is key in keeping this pinot from becoming to fat/flabby. A great food wine!
— 2 days ago

Severn, Neil and 9 others liked this

Aubert

Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2019

Wow. If this is what the declassified wines from Aubert taste like for 2019, I can’t wait to try some of the single-vineyard wines I just ordered. Amazing QPR on this wine, better than 95% of stuff you’d get out of Napa and/or Sonoma at 2-3X the price. Awesome. — 9 days ago

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Kosta Browne

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2017

This wine is medium ruby.

It has pronounced intensity of youthful aromas. Aromas include primary notes of ripe cherry, raspberry, strawberry, cola, anise, violet, and rose, also secondary notes of nutmeg, vanilla, and cinnamon.

On the palate, this wine is dry. It has medium (+) acidity, is medium-bodied, has high alcohol, medium tannins, and medium (+) intensity in flavors. Flavors are consistent with the aromas on the nose. This wine has a medium (+) finish.

It’s nicely balanced, has good complexity and intensity, and has a strong structural foundation.

Kosta Browne, Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley. Vintage 2017. ABV 14.3%.
— 18 days ago

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