2011 Wind Gap Wines Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Sonoma Coast
Drink between 2014 - 2019 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 35

  • lockestep Likes this wine: (90 points)

    April 11, 2018 - Not overly complex but presenting well at this time. Pleasant without food and worked well with salmon done in a soy/honey sauce. Not sure if there is any upside left so would err on the side of drinking now.

  • Outplaying wrote:

    November 19, 2017 - Consumed in a flight along with a Patricia Green 07 reserve. Slightly fruitier, with a citrus/orange rind and pine needle note. Soft mouth feel but adequate acidity. As far as California Pinot's go, this is nicely restrained. My last bottle, but it would be fun to try this in 5 - 7 years.

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  • Outplaying Likes this wine:

    May 3, 2017 - Some orange rind and pine needle on the nose. I am struggling to identify anything in particular on the palate, but I am enjoying the wine. There is plenty of fruit here, but it's not too big or ripe. Not much tannin, but enough acidity that this should continue to drink well for a while. I am finding that I like the 2011 vintage. We won't rush to drink our last bottle.

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  • lockestep Likes this wine: (90 points)

    January 2, 2017 - In a good place right now. Not overly complex, but solid effort. Near term drinker.

  • Nanda wrote: (92 points)

    March 18, 2016 - Pop n' pour. Full, perfumed nose is savory with a bouquet of dried herbs and spices (seemingly stem driven) with dried cherry and cranberry in the background. The palate is light-to-mid weight with generous juicy acidity. Fresh red fruit profile with intense herb. Plenty of life in this appellation Pinot -- should go another 5+ years.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Sonoma...A Thrill a Minute (Jul 2013) (link)

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  • By John Gilman
    May/Jun 2013, Issue #45, Recently Tasted Old School and Neo-Classical American Wines

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    May/June 2013, IWC Issue #168 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    2/4/2013 (link) 91 points

    (Wind Gap Wines Pinot Noir) Medium dark red violet color; lifted, ripe cranberry, cherry puree nose; fresh, ripe cranberry, cherry puree, mineral palate with medium acidity; medium-plus finish 91+ points (40% whole cluster; no new oak; 12.4% alcohol)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2011
  • Type Red
  • Producer Wind Gap Wines
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Sonoma Coast

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 5 (2%)
  • In Cellars 117 (40%)
  • Consumed 174 (59%)

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