2008 Big Basin Vineyards Pinot Noir Alfaro Family Vineyard

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • San Francisco Bay
  • Santa Cruz Mountains
Drink between 2015 - 2020 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 9

  • norsktorsk wrote: 90 points

    August 2, 2018 - fruit on entry. not huge structure. I have always thought BB produces consistent great stuff at a totally reasonable price.

  • missionpk Likes this wine: 91 points

    January 23, 2016 - My only bottle, but I expect this to last quite a bit longer. Still a bit fruit forward, with some nice acidity and spice to keep it going. Very tasty now, but no hurry.

  • michigan dogs Likes this wine: 90 points

    May 6, 2013 - I'll give it a 90 because I think it was very well made, but when I asked myself if I would buy again, no. I've tried to give Pinot's a shot, but just prefer other reds. cabs/zins/priorat/ Tuscany, just my preference.

  • floydtp wrote: 91 points

    March 23, 2012 - Santa Cruz Mountains Day 2 (Rhys, Big Basin, Plumed Horse): Tasted non blind at their tasting room. Nose of tea and floral with more of the same on the palate along with some spicy notes. Nice length on the finish. Seems to be in a good place. Drink or hold.

  • rhanke wrote: 91 points

    September 27, 2011 - very good Pinot

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    May/June 2011, IWC Issue #156 (link)

    (Big Basin Vineyards Pinot Noir Alfaro Family Vineyard Santa Cruz Mountains) Subscribe to see review text.


  • By Allen Meadows
    January 2011, Issue #41 (link)

    (Big Basin Vineyards Pinot Noir - Alfaro Family Vineyard Villages Red) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Richard Jennings
    10/23/2011 (link) 92 points

    (Big Basin Vineyards Pinot Noir Alfaro Family Vineyard) Medium dark ruby color; intense, tart cherry, black cherry, floral nose; creamy textured, tart cherry, black cherry, subtle spice palate; medium-plus finish 92+ points

  • By Richard Jennings
    4/16/2011 (link) 90 points

    (Big Basin Vineyards Pinot Noir Alfaro Family Vineyard) Medium cherry red color with 5 millimeter clear meniscus; focused, tart cherry, raspberry nose; tight, tart cherry, green herb palate; medium-plus finish 90+ points (20% whole cluster)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • 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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 18 (26%)
  • Consumed 52 (74%)

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