2005 Woodside Vineyards Pinot Noir Estate

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • San Francisco Bay
  • Santa Cruz Mountains
Drink between 2007 - 2013 (Edit)
CT92 8 reviews
Label borrowed from 2009
Label borrowed from 2010
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Community Tasting Notes 8

  • davetong wrote: 92 points

    December 30, 2009 - This is a really earthy Pinot. On the nose there's lots of funk and spice which carries through onto the palate; notes of mushrooms and wet leaves. Good acidity and tannin. Fruit was very much in the background on this occasion.
    Note: While I respect Richard immensely I've not noticed any brett on Woodside Pinots.

  • tim_c wrote: 90 points

    December 8, 2009 - A real nice SCM Pinot Noir. I think, based on this one bottle, that I might actually like these wines more than McHenry. Damp earthy nose with hints of mushrooms. Dark red fruit with a bright beam of wild berries and some mineral notes. Fruit is a little more forward at this point, but I think there is enough acidity to help this continue to improve. This will rest more on the acidity than the tannins, which are smooth and in the background. If this sheds a tad bit of the sweetness hint, I'd like this even more. FWIW there are some small similarities with this and the Rhys San Mateo.

  • yhn wrote: 93 points

    May 25, 2009 - Nose - heady, high-toned, intense concentration of fruit and spice - super rich, dark fruit.
    Dark, intense fruit, dark minerality, nutmeg, clove, integrated char.

  • yhn wrote: 95 points

    March 29, 2009 - Nose - heady spicy aromatics, blackberry, black plum, nutmeg, anise, sage...
    Extraordinary spice medley, black plum, blackberry, rustic, tingly.

  • yhn wrote: 93 points

    December 14, 2008 - Nose - Warm, rich, earthy, spicy, blackberry-rhubarb.
    Grippy acid, zesty, brambly olallieberry, elusive hint of vanilla, boysenberry. Grapefruit zest and clove on the finish.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    12/19/2010 (link) 91 points

    (Woodside Vineyards Pinot Noir Estate) Dark cherry red color; nice tart cherry, raspberry nose; plush, creamy textured, ripe cherry, raspberry, brown sugar palate; medium-plus finish 91+ pts.

  • By Richard Jennings
    3/29/2009 (link) 88 points

    (Woodside Vineyards Pinot Noir Estate) Medium red color with pale meniscus; earthy, brett and bay laurel nose; tart red fruit, brett, earthy, bay laurel, mineral and graphite palate; medium-plus finish 88+ pts.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Woodside Vineyards
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation Estate
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion San Francisco Bay
  • Appellation Santa Cruz Mountains

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  • In Cellars 8 (16%)
  • Consumed 41 (84%)

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