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2018 Vice Versa Pinot Noir Platt Vineyard

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Sonoma Coast
Drink between 2020 - 2028 (Edit)
CT94.1 15 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 10

  • NapaTom Likes this wine: 95 points

    January 22, 2023 - I Loved it. VERY intersting and unusual pinot. LOTS of Character and Complexity. Earth and forest floor jump out, integrating with the fruit and making a very special pinot. Went Perfectly with steamed cod with rich white sauce and capers, although the Calling chardonnay we also served was perhpas even a better match. But the Pinot was an amazing experience.

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  • Mbad77 wrote: 93 points

    December 24, 2021 - Really interesting wine. On opening it’s got that sonoma nose with blood orange and forest. (A little bit like Raen and younger Chanins)
    Seems light / medium body with a real zip and youthful palate. Makes you think that it needs a few more years in bottle and has loads of energy and sap.
    Give it an hour or two and the wine utterly changes. Seems to be darker in colour and the palate softens greatly while taking on real depth and flavour.. in some ways I loved the energy and guile upon opening, but the aired result was still a great, if richer, sonoma Pinot.

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  • LiteItOnFire Likes this wine:

    August 21, 2021 - PnP and with only 3/4 of a glass this wine had zero chance to open up as it was too damn good as it was.

    Chardonnay & Pinot flight non-tasting note: Of our obnoxiously large tasting group, all but myself and another couple were all 100% Napa palates. So after champagne, when the Pinot and Chard were poured, I purposely watched to see what everyone’s reaction would be as this would be so different than what they were used to… and it was like watching reactions in slow motion as the mind tried to catch up with what the senses/palate was experiencing. It was as juxtaposed as when you pick up a cup of coke and thought it was a sprite but did create some contours that were both amusing and fun to watch as it went from uncertainty to interest to excitement (of course not everyone is ready for the Burg style when all they have known is buttery/heavily oaked Chardonnay and Pinot) but it was super fun to see the bells and whistles go off in their heads once they realized how damn good this wine(s) is.

    I rarely if ever get excited by Pinot or Chardonnay so it’s always a let’s hurry up and get this over with so we can get to the good stuff as I tend to think CA SB & chard/Pinot’s are made for reasons other than to make the highest quality that can be produced because the CA price point is a fraction of the Cabernets and it’s a harder varietal to work with when made at the highest quality.

    There are a handful that buck this trend and I can add Vice Versa Pinot & Chardonnay to this very small list. The Pinot is simply delicious on the darker red fruit profile but not heavy and certainly not the lighter no body lithe offerings out there demanding high dollars. Wife loved the wine and actually stole my glass… so my notes are short as my time with the wine was ultra short. We are not divorced… yet… and she still has all of her fingers…

    I will put this line on all of my tasting notes from this lineup- not sure if they have any left but if they do, jump at the chance to buy or at a minimum get on the list as this vintage and winery strategy is at an entirely new level (the LC shows how focused they are on the future). The best horizontal tasting from the same winery I have ever had.

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  • csimm1161 wrote: 94 points

    July 27, 2021 - Vice Versa weekend and dinner: Once exposed to air, this succulent monkey really fills out into a juicy expansion of red and black cherry, red and black raspberry, spice, and mulch notes. It’s an interplay of fresh-meets-forest, with the earth flavors intertwining with the deeply pitched berry components. Finishes just rich enough to coat the palate, and just tense enough to form proper frame and swiftness to elongate the medium finish.

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  • Cristal2000 Likes this wine: 94 points

    July 24, 2021 - Vice Versa Wine Dinner: Black raspberries, rose petals, forest floor and loamy soil on the nose. Wonderfully energetic reddish black fruit showing great freshness and precision, with just a ton of earth driven elements supporting in the background. Nicely fine-grained tannin and a long finish.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Napa Valley’s 2018s, 1/27/2021 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2018
  • Type Red
  • Producer Vice Versa
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Platt Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Sonoma Coast

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 4 (1%)
  • In Cellars 407 (71%)
  • Consumed 163 (28%)

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