Red

2008 Esterlina Pinot Noir Reserva

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • North Coast
  • Cole Ranch
Drink between 2012 - 2016 (Edit)
CT88.8 10 reviews
2008
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Community Tasting Notes 4

  • iByron wrote: 88 points

    July 26, 2013 - Deep cherry red in the glass. Cherry vanilla nose, echoed on the smooth, medium tannic, almost fruit punchy palate. The highly extracted California style that is not my personal favorite, but I can appreciate the effort. Probably better with a medium cut of red meat than with the usual salmon or duck suspects.

  • Leomania Likes this wine: 88 points

    February 17, 2013 - First night I felt this was smoke tainted, and I really didn't enjoy it. Second night it had "recovered" considerably and was much better. Solid core of cherry fruit with ample acidity/super soft tannins. If you're holding more of these, I recommend a solid decant.

  • ewqcsl wrote: 90 points

    February 5, 2013 - Wonderfully balanced. This has a muted floral nose, dark berries on the palate and marked acidity giving it a sour cherry finish.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    6/11/2012 (link) 86 points

    (Esterlina Pinot Noir Reserva) Medium dark ruby color; light VA, tart cherry nose; tight, tart red fruit, smoke-filtered palate; medium-plus finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Esterlina
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation Reserva
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion North Coast
  • Appellation Cole Ranch

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 4 (4%)
  • In Cellars 29 (32%)
  • Consumed 59 (64%)

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