Red

2012 Big Basin Vineyards Pinot Noir Alfaro Family Vineyard

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • San Francisco Bay
  • Santa Cruz Mountains
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  • BHRH Likes this wine: 91 points

    August 31, 2019 - decanted 1/2 hour. Super perfumy, floral and sweet cherries. Initial impression of very sweet dark cherry fruit evolves into more complex herb with maybe even a hint of tea and mint. medium bodied with a long sweetish finish. delightful with seared pork chops. probably at peak, but seems to have just enough structure to hold a couple more years if well stored

  • Frank Murray III wrote:

    July 23, 2017 - Made with about 40% whole cluster, 13% ABV. Spicy/lightly stemmy aromatic, which also gives it a perfumey note. Cranberry and dark cherry. Juicy with plenty of structure to let the wine evolve further.

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  • jemccray64 wrote: 94 points

    May 14, 2017 - Red berries and spice. Interwoven Carmel, licorice, leather and oak. Delicious!

  • JOJ wrote: 91 points

    January 26, 2017 - Lovely. Initially reticent on the nose, blossoming after several hours with luscious bing cherry, spice, earth, black tea and savory mushroom. Palate is on the darker side -- black cherry -- with more black tea, mushroom and spice. A bit lacking in structure -- could use a bit more tannin and acidity -- but overall an excellent effort.

  • norsktorsk wrote: 91 points

    November 4, 2016 - very nice

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  • By Richard Jennings
    3/22/2015 (link) 91 points

    (Big Basin Vineyards Pinot Noir Alfaro Family Vineyard) Medium cherry red color with pale meniscus; tart baked cherry, baking spice, light pie crust nose; silky textured, spice, tart blackberry, tart black cherry palate with near medium acidity; could use 2 years; medium-plus finish (40% whole cluster; 13% alcohol) 91+ points

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer Big Basin Vineyards
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Alfaro Family Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion San Francisco Bay
  • Appellation Santa Cruz Mountains

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 38 (32%)
  • Consumed 79 (68%)

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