2009 A.P. Vin Pinot Noir Rancho Ontiveros Vineyard

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Santa Maria Valley
Drink between 2010 - 2016 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 12

  • budman Likes this wine: 92 points

    April 25, 2015 - Serious yum factor!!!

  • RGCM Gananda wrote: 92 points

    April 4, 2015 - Intense blackfruit and a jammy quality on the nose to start. Intense plum and black raspberry with black cherry and wildberry behind. Tannic towards the finish, but this blends into the fruit given time. When I first opened this bottle I could have mistaken it for a zin. Took almost three hours to come together, but was worth the wait. Yes, this is an intensely fruit forward syrah/zin style of California pinot noir. However, given time, it really begins to balance out and what you end up with is still a very rich, intense pinot, but more balanced and integrated and ultimately rewarding wine. As an example of this style of pinot noir, it's done quite well, even if not to my personal preference.

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  • underwds wrote:

    September 30, 2013 - BIG fruit flavor with plum and raspberry. Gets close to jammy, but not quite. Nice Pinot funk on the end. Really interesting as either food or cocktail wine.

    11/14/2015 Still had the big fruit, and got a little chocolate and leather this time. Much more integrated leaning to lush instead of jammy after a couple of hours being open.

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  • WVwino Likes this wine:

    July 30, 2013 - Always needs a decant - had at a gathering on the boat

  • Anonymous wrote: 92 points

    July 12, 2013 - drank with friends

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer A.P. Vin
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Rancho Ontiveros Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Santa Maria Valley

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 63 (41%)
  • Consumed 92 (59%)

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