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2009 Baileyana Pinot Noir Grand Firepeak Cuvée Firepeak Vineyard
- > California
- > Central Coast
- > Edna Valley
Community Tasting Notes 8
August 15, 2013 - Nice light color. Really struggling with this wine. Not sure what I'm smelling... Light vanilla? Maybe a little lightly toasted oak? Some cherry. Palette seems to lack fruit and tastes somewhat stemmy. The finish is excessively dry. The more I examine this and the more air it gets the less impressed I am.
hosscrow Does not like this wine: (90 points)
June 14, 2013 - CA pinot all the way. Medium deep red to the rim. Powerful dark red fruit nose with a strong Pinot ID. Nice luscous mouthfeel with strong cola and red raspberry flavors (don't get any cherry), crisp acid that persists on the soft tannins exdended sweet fruit finish. Carefully made and nicely balanced. I like this more than the Hahn SLV which is similar in structure and flavors. Get more.
dberg wrote: (89 points)
May 17, 2013 - Very drinkable. A nice soft wine with low tannins, somewhat fruity with flavors of cherry and raspberry.
Krakajack wrote: (85 points)
March 30, 2013 - Very strong and unique fruity smells. Cherry blossom. A bit moldy leather for me but typical to Pinot. Long lingers and light finish on the palate.
monist wrote: (88 points)
March 19, 2013 - Fairly heavy pinot. Pair with heavier than usual fare.
Pro Reviews 2
By Allen Meadows
October 2012, Issue #48 (link)
(Baileyana Winery Pinot Noir - Grand Firepeak Cuvée, Firepeak Vineyard Villages Red) Subscribe to see review text.
By Antonio Galloni
California's Central Coast: Better than Ever (Aug 2012) (link)
(Niven Family Wine Estates - Baileyana Pinot Noir Grand Firepeak Cuvee Edna Valley) Subscribe to see review text.
- Vintage 2009
- Type Red
- Producer Baileyana
- Varietal Pinot Noir
- Designation Grand Firepeak Cuvée
- Vineyard Firepeak Vineyard
- Country USA
- Region California
- SubRegion Central Coast
- Appellation Edna Valley
- Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
- In Cellars 35 (25%)
- Consumed 106 (75%)