Red

2011 WesMar Pinot Noir Balletto Vineyard

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Sonoma Coast
Drink between 2015 - 2019 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 17

  • thelostverse wrote: 93 points

    January 29, 2019 - Pop and pour. Still holding strong with red fruits and a touch of floral, but not as much spice as I remember from prior bottles. Consistently my favorite bottling from year to year.

  • MindMuse wrote: 88 points

    April 4, 2018 - Quite dark reddish in color, with initial nose mostly more of woody spices, twigs, tree bark. Ultimately some Assam tea, faintly some cherry cough drop, allspice. It has a lot of viscosity, but doesn't seem to carry much fruit flavor with it, so it is something of a mismatch to me. Not particularly an RRV profile at all: I can experience some cherry cola-ness if I keep thinking about it, which means it is as likely my own mind as what the juice is giving me.

    Maybe their were some must adjustments which just aren't working any more. Been sipping it for five hours now, but still wanting to like it more than I do without it getting to a better place. I'll score it as an 88, but it's really an 88-. I give a + if I think there is upside, but this one may have more downside than upside.

  • Pinot1313 Likes this wine: 92 points

    January 6, 2018 - REBUY - YES, I had with Salmon. Lots of soft cherry flavors. Very enjoyable. Good finish.

  • Pinot1313 wrote: 91 points

    September 9, 2017 - REBUY - YES, Holding up well. Ripe fresh fruit with a long finish. Very enjoyable. Had with Salmon.

  • Lazerlar Likes this wine: 92 points

    March 19, 2017 - still drinking great -

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    May/June 2014, IWC Issue #174 (link)

    (WesMar Winery Pinot Noir Balletto Vineyard Russian River Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 73 (35%)
  • Consumed 133 (65%)

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