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Bearboat Pinot Noir Reserve United States California Sonoma County Russian River Valley Red 2007

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Score: N/A Tasting Notes: Clear pale ruby color with pronounced strawberry and bing cherry aromas. Delicate body, well balanced acidity and lingering finish of strawberries and hint of vanilla spice.

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Bearboat:
Bearboat is a wine based out of the Russian River Valley in Sonoma, California. The name plays on the theme of the Russian River - the bears, the symbol of Russia, are in a rowboat on the river. The principal winemaker is Raphaël Brisbois, an Alsatian who originally worked for several fine Champagne houses before coming to the states, where he worked for sparkling producers including Iro... Read more
Bearboat is a wine based out of the Russian River Valley in Sonoma, California. The name plays on the theme of the Russian River - the bears, the symbol of Russia, are in a rowboat on the river. The principal winemaker is Raphaël Brisbois, an Alsatian who originally worked for several fine Champagne houses before coming to the states, where he worked for sparkling producers including Iron Horse. He began making still wines at Bearboat for Remy Cointreau in the mid 1990s. The wines are sourced from vineyards throughout the Russian River Valley and Sonoma, using cool-climate varietals best suited to the region’s growing conditions such as Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc.  Read less

Member Reviews for Bearboat Pinot Noir Reserve United States California Sonoma County Russian River Valley Red

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Snooth User: CageyT
2840241,524
2.50 5
03/24/2011

Mildly interesting Pinot Noir-- a little on the thin side in terms of mouth feel and also flavor intensity. Just doesn't compare to the Washington and Oregon PNs. Also, what a goofy label! Anybody else getting increasingly annoyed with the vacuous nonsense people are putting on the back of a bottle?


Snooth User: bobcatpunk
959686568
4.00 5
09/23/2012

raspberries and cherries, light body, spicy finish, nice wine for the price


Snooth User: infinitenexus
861830147
3.50 5
06/25/2011

This pinot is like cherries wrapped in velvet, covered in smoke. I loved it, and for the price it's hard to beat!


Snooth User: jgalbjr
279377132
4.00 5
03/31/2012

Nose of cherry, first mouth feel is thin, but packed with cherry, strawberry, touch of vanilla, and meat. Finishes with very crisp acidity and hint of tannins. I think this still has some bottle age left and would love to have a few to put down for 2 years.


Snooth User: noshooz
39292870
4.00 5
03/19/2010

This is a very good pinot noir, pairs nicely with pork chop/loin. It has a smooth finish. I enjoyed letting it rest on my tongue for a few seconds to thoroughly enjoy the finish.


Snooth User: dj12inches
66436527
4.00 5
01/15/2011

This wine was really crisp and had just the right amount of spice. It's not very sweet, and the fruit flavors seemed to suggest dried berries, concentrated a bit and lacking sugar. The tannins balance well, slightly acidic, and soft mouth feel. Had with BBQ chicken. Yum.


Snooth User: kkwright
4469154
4.00 5
04/06/2010

Great wine! Big fan. (The bottle is cute, too!)


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External Reviews for Bearboat Pinot Noir Reserve United States California Sonoma County Russian River Valley Red

External Review
09/23/2011

"Clear pale ruby color with pronounced strawberry


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
01/26/2011

Clear pale ruby color with pronounced strawberry, and bing cherry aromas. Delicate body, well balanced acidity and lingering finish of strawberries and hint of vanilla spice. -95% Pinot Noir, 5% Old Vine Gamay Beaujolais Grapes are 100% cool climate Russian River with 50% hillside fruit, which yields concentrated fruit rich in flavor and tannin. Yields are kept low at approximately 3 tons/acre. Fruit is harvested by hand in small containers with the philosophy that higher attention to detail yields higher quality.


External Review
05/11/2011

WE: 90 Points


External Review
10/20/2010

Rich, deep flavors of roasted blackberries, sweet red currants, grilled beef, bacon, pepper and sandalwood in this silky wine. The rich, spiky tannins and crisp acidity will play well against a charred steak. Now-2013. S.H.


External Review
08/13/2010

Rich, deep flavors of roasted blackberries, sweet red currants, grilled beef, bacon, pepper and sandalwood in this silky wine. The rich, spiky tannins and crisp acidity will play well against a charred steak. Now-2013. - S.H. (12/15/2009) - 90 Wine Enthusiast. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2007 BearBoat Pinot Noir 750ml


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Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/12/2011

Clear pale ruby color with pronounced strawberry, and bing cherry aromas. Delicate body, well balanced acidity and lingering finish of strawberries and hint of vanilla spice. -95% Pinot Noir, 5% Old V


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
03/08/2010

While the color is a brilliant red reminiscent of black cherries, the nose offers hints of warm toast and cassis. Bearboat Pinot Noir has a mouth of fresh strawberries and raspberries while delicate suggestions of black licorice enhance the lingering finish. Bearboat Pinot Noir promises to be an exquisite addition to your table.


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Score: N/A Tasting Notes: Clear pale ruby color with pronounced strawberry and bing cherry aromas. Delicate body, well balanced acidity and lingering finish of strawberries and hint of vanilla spice.

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