2014 Clendenen Family Vineyards Pinot Noir The Pip

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Santa Maria Valley

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Community Tasting Note

  • ProfAvi Likes this wine: 89 points

    October 12, 2018 - Opened and poured.
    Pale red core fading to watery pink rim - good legs.
    Wonderful aromas of red currants and spice.
    Strawberries and cream on the palate, nice acidity producing a clean finish. Good length but nothing amazing.
    After an hour nose has a creamy red fruit note, and the palate a cherry-isn spice.
    I don't often drink US PN as they don't travel well in terms of their price. This wine lacks the concentration of flavour that I normally associate with PNs that I drink from France, but is nevertheless a nice drop. I have another bottle that I will keep for a couple of years to see if any mature PN notes develop.


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