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Barefoot Pinot Noir 2009

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The Barefoot Pinot Noir is a silky blend of dark cherry and hints of raspberry which complement the aromas of brown spices found in this wine. It is perfect alone or pairs with food such as poultry and pork dishes, creamy soups and dry cheeses.

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Barefoot Cellars:
We got our start as a "garage wine" back in the Sixties but really stepped up what Barefoot was about in 1986 when Michael Houlihan and partner Bonnie Harvey decided to relaunch the brand. The two of them, along with the first Barefooter, Randy Arnold, believed in making and selling wine that was both delicious and affordable and that could be enjoyed by everyone from first-time wi... Read more
We got our start as a "garage wine" back in the Sixties but really stepped up what Barefoot was about in 1986 when Michael Houlihan and partner Bonnie Harvey decided to relaunch the brand. The two of them, along with the first Barefooter, Randy Arnold, believed in making and selling wine that was both delicious and affordable and that could be enjoyed by everyone from first-time wine-consumers to hard-core aficionados. We believe that we can both promote our brand and satisfy our desire to make the world a better place by partnering with various non-profits and pouring at various fund-raising events. Over the years, Barefoot has been a part of thousands of non-profit events and our popularity has grown along with our support of these ground-breaking organizations. We took another big step in 2006 by becoming a sponsor of the Association of Volleyball Professions (AVP) Beach Volleyball supporting a grassroots sport that originated in our state-California. We’ve also teamed up with the grass roots non-profit, the Surfrider Foundation, to create the Barefoot Beach Rescue Project, designed to clean up beaches and ensure they are "Barefoot friendly." These two initiatives help us spread a sense of fun in the sun while furthering the Barefoot philosophy of giving back. Over the years, our wines have garnered numerous accolades and professional awards, but more importantly to us, we have a growing circle of loyal fans who love to enjoy our wine and who have joined us in the spirit of giving back to our communities and to our world. For us, and we hope for all of you, that’s an achievement well worth toasting with a glass of Barefoot wine. Read less
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Editorial Reviews for Barefoot Pinot Noir

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,283
2.50 5
12/09/2010

A bit dirty on the nose with an autumnal quality, very damp tea leaves and slightly oxidized chocolate tone. This is better in the mouth: light and fresh, and actually fairly nice, if subtle, Pinot. Very simple but with a touch of tannin, good acidity, a nice edge of complexity from the lightly oxidized fruit adding a hint of complexity, with a very light bitter edge to the simple red currant fruit. The tannins turn a bit firmer on the modest finish but this is perfectly serviceable wine. 83pts


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Snooth User: Fenderbaum
161289668
3.50 5
08/08/2010

Seriously, at this price there can not be any complaints over this wine. I have had wines a lot worse than this that were four or five times the price. For a mid week pizza wine, with your feet up watching the game or Mad Men this is perfect. I was really afraid that it was going to be sweet or sugary but this was a pleasant surprise. Nice dark fruit and decent on the mid palate. Don't be expecting any great after taste, but at this price it gets an extra half mark.


Snooth User: SusieWyo
1185413204
2.50 5
02/08/2013

Somewhat harsh on the nose and finish. Strong Cherry and spice with barely perceptible vanilla. Good for the price but not life changing.


Snooth User: paulk
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3.00 5
10/04/2009

berries, long after taste, warm smell,more bite than others,another Barefoot wine that has good value


Snooth User: proxemia
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0.00 5
08/12/2011

Fisrt of all, it has to be said that if you find californian Pinot Noir , you have to immediatly doubt the quality of the wine . Pinot Noirs are not very good in California or in all of the Mexican wine zone . Pinot Noir need a Cold harsh weather . California and Mexico have tried to develop this wines , but they have not been very succesful at it . Then again , I have to say that this wine is not that bad. Although I would still recommend Oregon wines , this one has a great purple color , with a great aroma (smells like grapes and berries) . The taste is great at first . Smooth and silky. The problem is the aftertaste. It has an unbalanced tanine flavor at the end. I would recommend to let this oxidyze overnight poured in a decanter in order to enjoy it better . Now ... it is about 10 bucks ... so ... it is not that bad for the price you are paying (a good Pinot Noir should be about 30 buscks) .


Snooth User: ASnyder21
91872734
2.00 5
09/16/2011

You get what you pay for. Little taste came through and it just seemed watered down


Snooth User: LandShark01
45979730
2.50 5
09/12/2010

Barely passable on first night, but gets better on second. Nothing special, but good enough for watching the kids play in the backyard.


Snooth User: drinkingphd
27186324
0.50 5
10/06/2009

I thought it was way too acidic to be a pinot noir - not worth it for me.


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External Reviews for Barefoot Pinot Noir

External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
06/14/2012

Barefoot Pinot Noir is a medium bodied wine with tantalizing flavors of ripe cherry and wild raspberry. Hints of Vanilla and spice complement a smooth lingering finish.



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The Barefoot Pinot Noir is a silky blend of dark cherry and hints of raspberry which complement the aromas of brown spices found in this wine. It is perfect alone or pairs with food such as poultry and pork dishes, creamy soups and dry cheeses.

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