Bread & Butter Wines

Napa Valley Pinot Noir

8.6100 ratings
7.61 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Just tried ‘19, also tasted some prior vintages, still not a big fan. Aromas of spicy berry fruit and earthy oak scents. On the palate light cherry flavors, big acidity with tight harsh tannins. Medium finish ending with an oaky herbaceous character, lacks balance. Pass on this one. Tasting Sample.

Just tried ‘19, also tasted some prior vintages, still not a big fan. Aromas of spicy berry fruit and earthy oak scents. On the palate light cherry flavors, big acidity with tight harsh tannins. Medium finish ending with an oaky herbaceous character, lacks balance. Pass on this one. Tasting Sample.

Mar 18th, 2022
Zack McDonald

Like butter stroked from a cow udder

Like butter stroked from a cow udder

Mar 19th, 2022
Branden Reimer

Had it with beef stew and it was hella good.

Had it with beef stew and it was hella good.

Feb 6th, 2022
Pip Davie

Chocolate and cherry flavours, went well with steak and chocolate ganache

Chocolate and cherry flavours, went well with steak and chocolate ganache

Dec 31st, 2021
Dane Letourneau

The nose is pure silk - sweet strawberry preserve, cream, Jamaican rum, and a soft earthiness. On the palate, it is a very sweet and easy Pinot - strawberries and cream come to mind, as do vanilla pod and milk chocolate, with a very moderate, red fruit acidity. The finish is buttery, barrel-y and gently refreshing. An easy going, very pleasant Pinot - nothing distinctive here, but a lot of enjoyment.

The nose is pure silk - sweet strawberry preserve, cream, Jamaican rum, and a soft earthiness. On the palate, it is a very sweet and easy Pinot - strawberries and cream come to mind, as do vanilla pod and milk chocolate, with a very moderate, red fruit acidity. The finish is buttery, barrel-y and gently refreshing. An easy going, very pleasant Pinot - nothing distinctive here, but a lot of enjoyment.

Dec 24th, 2021
Momo Sa

Gift from Wendy & Dave. Nice but not a big Pinot noir fan but excellent for braising short ribs!

Gift from Wendy & Dave. Nice but not a big Pinot noir fan but excellent for braising short ribs!

Dec 21st, 2021
Douglas Koenen

Very bitter. Not what I would expect from a Pinot Noir. Not for me.

Very bitter. Not what I would expect from a Pinot Noir. Not for me.

Dec 19th, 2021
James Spence

Lovely Pinot. My choice at the moment

Lovely Pinot. My choice at the moment

Dec 1st, 2021
Zack McDonald

Zelda Drank™️

Zelda Drank™️

Nov 21st, 2021
Juliana Leite

Wonderful wine for celebrating a great day. 🌟

Wonderful wine for celebrating a great day. 🌟

Nov 14th, 2021