Wente Vineyards

Riva Ranch Single Vineyard Pinot Noir

8.927 ratings
8.93 pro ratings
Arroyo Seco, Central Coast, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Founded in 1883, Wente Vineyards is the country’s oldest family-owned winery. From a Single Vineyard Pinot Noir in Arroyo Seco, aromas of pure fruit and complex floral spice. On the palate strawberry and cherry flavors with black tea and herb spice. Firm tannins with a soft edge, well balanced, nice length ending with a fruit character.

Founded in 1883, Wente Vineyards is the country’s oldest family-owned winery. From a Single Vineyard Pinot Noir in Arroyo Seco, aromas of pure fruit and complex floral spice. On the palate strawberry and cherry flavors with black tea and herb spice. Firm tannins with a soft edge, well balanced, nice length ending with a fruit character.

Sep 4th, 2018
"Odedi"

Light Ruby in color with Medium intensity and a red rim.

On the nose, cherries, strawberries, raspberries, oak, earth, vanilla, licorice, barnyard, black pepper and spices.

Light to medium bodied with high acidity.

Dry and tart on the palate with cherries, strawberries, plums, red currants, wood, vanilla, licorice, earth, dirt, cloves, spices, almonds and peppercorn.

Short finish with soft tannins and tart cherries.

This Single Vinyard Pinot Noir, is definitely Drinkable, but not to my taste. Not one to be had by itself, better with food with a touch of bitterness on the ending. A bit unbalanced.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

Light Ruby in color with Medium intensity and a red rim.

On the nose, cherries, strawberries, raspberries, oak, earth, vanilla, licorice, barnyard, black pepper and spices.

Light to medium bodied with high acidity.

Dry and tart on the palate with cherries, strawberries, plums, red currants, wood, vanilla, licorice, earth, dirt, cloves, spices, almonds and peppercorn.

Short finish with soft tannins and tart cherries.

This Single Vinyard Pinot Noir, is definitely Drinkable, but not to my taste. Not one to be had by itself, better with food with a touch of bitterness on the ending. A bit unbalanced.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

Jul 5th, 2016
Michelle Sakowicz

Good for value wine. Nice flavor

Good for value wine. Nice flavor

Sep 28th, 2020
Dawn Jankowski Simila

Need to go to this winery!

Need to go to this winery!

Nov 5th, 2019
Angellero Session

Balanced great tasting wine

Balanced great tasting wine

Feb 26th, 2019
Angellero Session

Balanced, great tasting wine

Balanced, great tasting wine

Feb 26th, 2019
Andrea Watt

dry with raspberry and spice with wood

dry with raspberry and spice with wood

Jul 27th, 2018
George Hesse

Very enjoyable Pinot Noir.

Very enjoyable Pinot Noir.

Feb 18th, 2018
Ntobeko Ntusi

2012 vintage. Superb!

2012 vintage. Superb!

Oct 22nd, 2016
Anthony Lombardo

Anthony had this 8 years ago

Anthony had this 8 years ago

Nov 11th, 2015