2008 Saxon-Brown Pinot Noir Hayfield Block Durell Vineyard

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Russian River Valley
Drink between 2011 - 2025 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 11

  • Stevesrisk Likes this wine: 93 points

    January 16, 2018 - An unfiltered, dusty, mouthful of rich fruit. Cherry, bramble, easy oak and drinking beautifully. Big nose. Drink now or drink in the next year or two. This is a classic Gafner wine.

  • hosscrow Likes this wine: 89 points

    January 19, 2014 - This wine has it al, complexity, structure, fruit but it needs several years in the seller to integrate. Complex Minerality and salinity on the nose. Pure dark red fruit tart acidity and firm almost rough tannins. A very complex finish. This wine needs years to have these elements integrate. I saw a finish date of 2028.

  • CieloVista wrote: 87 points

    November 1, 2013 - Cloudy/dull ruby red with aromas of red cherries and hints of oak and leather. It was medium bodied, balanced, very smooth and had rich flavors of cherries. The finish was medium and had a little bitter burnt oak aftertaste.

  • Furry Goat wrote: 89 points

    October 30, 2013 - Notes of cigar prevail on the nose and palate. Cedar and ripe red fruit, nutmeg and cinnamon on the nose as well. Palate is darker ripe fruit, spice, and that zingy citric acid component that while not overwhelming, puts its mark on the wine.

    Medium body Cali Pinot, well made, medium-long finish.

  • CieloVista wrote: 88 points

    February 14, 2013 - A little cloudy with aromas of raspberries and hints of vanilla and leather. It was medium bodied, balanced, smooth with flavors of raspberries and cherries. The finish was medium.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    6/27/2010 (link) 91 points

    (Saxon-Brown Pinot Noir Hayfield Block Durell Vineyard) Nice tart cherry, floral nose; tasty, floral, hibiscus, tart cherry palate; medium finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Saxon-Brown
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation Hayfield Block
  • Vineyard Durell Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Russian River Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 42 (27%)
  • Consumed 114 (73%)

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