2007 Windy Oaks Estate Pinot Noir Wild Yeast

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • San Francisco Bay
  • Santa Cruz Mountains
Drink between 2011 - 2017 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 16

  • Screameagle Likes this wine: 92 points

    March 24, 2014 - This is killer juice. I read other notes on this wine which said the wine is drinking young now and it really is even with a couple hours of decanting.
    A terrific pinot for my palate.

  • TylerMcNinch wrote:

    January 3, 2014 - My last bottle. Whereas the Wild Yeast seemed the most approachable of the WO Reserve lineup at release, it's wildness gave me something to ponder over after a few years more in bottle. High acid, sweet-and-sour flavors make it a natural foil for rich dishes like risotto, duck, braised short ribs, or cassoulet.

  • Todd French Likes this wine:

    December 11, 2013 - Fantastic Pinot - give it a couple hours of air and enjoy the expressive aromatics

  • floydtp wrote: 93 points

    February 9, 2013 - Tasted non blind at home. Decanted for 3 hours prior to first tasting and followed over several hours. Bottle needs to be stood up for a day or so before opening. Beautiful nose of spice, red fruit, some floral and intermittent hints of caramel. Just a slight hint of heat also but it is not intrusive. Very similar on the palate with tart cherries, lots of baking spices, maybe a hint of citrus and some floral. Consistent finish with lots of spice and tart cherries that persist for a full minute!
    Little to no oak influence, nice acidity and medium-firm tannins. Drink now with plenty of air or ideally hold for a few more years before you start opening these.

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  • tanglenet wrote:

    December 26, 2012 - Opened not decanted. Light in body; feminine; light cherry notes with floral elements; ends with a light finish with some subtle citrus notes. Probably the finest wine I've had this year. Very good to Excellent.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    November/December 2009, IWC Issue #147 (link)

    (Windy Oaks Estate Pinot Noir Limited Release Wild Yeast Schultze Family Vineyard Santa Cruz Mountains) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Richard Jennings
    3/28/2010 (link) 91 points

    (Windy Oaks Estate Pinot Noir Wild Yeast) Light medium cherry red color with pale meniscus; nice baked cherry, dried cherry, expressive, baking spice, oak nose; tasty, lovely cherry, tart cherry palate with largely integrated vanilla oak; medium-plus finish 91+ pts.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2007
  • Type Red
  • Producer Windy Oaks Estate
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation Wild Yeast
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion San Francisco Bay
  • Appellation Santa Cruz Mountains

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  • In Cellars 16 (18%)
  • Consumed 74 (82%)

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