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Sparkling Alder Springs Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.310 ratings
9.61 pro ratings
Mendocino, North Coast, 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
Keith Mattrick

2013 vintage, disgorged January 2016. Pinot noir from Stuart Bewley’s vineyard near Laytonville. Bright cheerful and very-berried, this wine was illuminating in its food pairing mastery. With a simple crab salad served on Belgian endive the wine unfolded additional layers of flavor within the food and nuanced the character of fruit in the wine itself. It’s a New World sparkler that reaches within and masterfully moves beyond what at first seems a simple and cheerful wine. Illuminating experience and delicious instruction.

2013 vintage, disgorged January 2016. Pinot noir from Stuart Bewley’s vineyard near Laytonville. Bright cheerful and very-berried, this wine was illuminating in its food pairing mastery. With a simple crab salad served on Belgian endive the wine unfolded additional layers of flavor within the food and nuanced the character of fruit in the wine itself. It’s a New World sparkler that reaches within and masterfully moves beyond what at first seems a simple and cheerful wine. Illuminating experience and delicious instruction.

Mar 5th, 2018
Brendan Baker

I didn’t get much complexity on night 1, but by night 2 this was lovely, with grapefruit pith, juicy cherry and slight baking spice. Next time I’d try decanting this

I didn’t get much complexity on night 1, but by night 2 this was lovely, with grapefruit pith, juicy cherry and slight baking spice. Next time I’d try decanting this

Apr 11th, 2022
Robert S.

Very pleasing.

Very pleasing.

Dec 17th, 2017
Raj Harb

See Tom Riley's notes below. Hits the nail on head. A touch of varietal sweetness too. Drinks really well right now. Preferred this to the alder springs Chardonnay. Disgorged Jan 2016.

See Tom Riley's notes below. Hits the nail on head. A touch of varietal sweetness too. Drinks really well right now. Preferred this to the alder springs Chardonnay. Disgorged Jan 2016.

Apr 23rd, 2017
Robert Rothfield

Fun Pinot fizz

Fun Pinot fizz

Mar 11th, 2017
Jake Rubash

@Chris Cottrell This was a great bottle to have on a 70 degree day in Minnesota... In November!

@Chris Cottrell This was a great bottle to have on a 70 degree day in Minnesota... In November!

Nov 5th, 2016
Stephen Carney

Stephen had this 6 years ago

Stephen had this 6 years ago

Apr 16th, 2017
Mark Rosse

Mark had this a year ago

Mark had this a year ago

Dec 25th, 2021
collin sideranko

collin had this 6 years ago

collin had this 6 years ago

Apr 1st, 2017
Carmen Reid

Carmen had this 6 years ago

Carmen had this 6 years ago

Dec 31st, 2016