Red

2003 Varner Pinot Noir Spring Ridge Vineyard Hidden Block

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • San Francisco Bay
  • Santa Cruz Mountains
Drink between 2006 - 2011 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 12

  • Erik R. wrote:

    November 6, 2011 - No such thing as good vintages, just good bottles. First one was old and over the hill, second one was delicious with rich red fruit and a smooth fully resolved mouth feel. Was expecting the worst and was surprised to find a real nice bottle of Santa Cruz Pinot much better than the last two.

  • Erik R. wrote: 91 points

    April 2, 2011 - Very nice. Can't see too much upside, so drink up.

  • JFish wrote:

    October 5, 2010 - Quick impression. PnP. Nice cherry and mushroom nose. Mimicked on the palate. Everything is in balance and this wine is drinking as well as I hoped for. This is one of those bottles that I can say I don't really seeing it improving because of how seamless it drank. Though, from other's notes, there appears to be some bottle variation.

  • DukeDrew wrote:

    February 21, 2010 - Brown tinge, bit of reduction when I pulled the cork. A little on the tart side, with alcohol clearly showing through. I'll bet this was fantastic young; it feels like it's falling apart now. I've got the opp to buy another one at $35 and I'm going to pass.

  • RomanKJ wrote: 85 points

    October 12, 2009 - totally different wine. Hot, alcoholic, oaky. bizarre. but I don't think flawed? not sure what to do with my other- if anything this tasted younger, not aged.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    January/February 2006, IWC Issue #124 (link)

    (Varner Pinot Noir Spring Ridge Vineyard Hidden Block Santa Cruz Mountains) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2003
  • Type Red
  • Producer Varner
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Spring Ridge Vineyard Hidden Block
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion San Francisco Bay
  • Appellation Santa Cruz Mountains

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  • In Cellars 22 (28%)
  • Consumed 57 (72%)

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