Bearboat Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 2008
Clear pale ruby color with pronounced strawberry, andbing cherry aromas. Delicate body, well balanced acidityand lingering finish of strawberries and hint of vanillaspice.Grapes are 100% cool climate Russian River with 50%hillside fruit, which yields concentrated fruit rich inflavor and tannin. Fruit is harvested by hand in smallcontainers with the philosophy that higher attention todetail yields higher quality.Food Pairing:Soy-sauced salmon, pork loin, stuffed roasted squab
You immediately notice it's pale-ruby coloring and its strong bouquet of fresh, lush strawberries. This wine is extremely silky as it moves across the palate and you will be sure to taste strawberries, sweet toffee and vanilla that lead into a balanced mouth-watering acidity. Unlike most Pinot Noirs, this finishes off with refined tannins that give this delicious wine a lingering, elegant finish.
Boring. Not what I'd expect from a $15 Pinot Noir.
External Reviews for Bearboat Pinot Noir Russian River Valley
A beautiful red wine, the Bearboat Pinot Noir has a brilliant cherry-like color. Aging in French oak for 10 months has given it just a hint of warm toast on the nose. Flavors of wild strawberries and raspberries are followed by a subtle hint of black licorice. Enjoy this perfectly balanced wine with grilled lamb or roast pork.
Produced in the Russian River Valley of California, Bearboat Pinot Noir is a brilliant ruby-red in color. Upon first swirl, the scent of raspberries and the French oak in which it was aged for 10 months leap from the glass. Fresh raspberries are not only present in the aroma, but also in the flavor, as well as luscious cherries and strawberries. Light in tannins, it is easy to drink and has a smooth finish.
There's enough fruit in this simple, soda-like Pinot Noir to start an orchard. It has candied flavors of raspberries, red cherries, strawberries and cola, with oak contributing the usual caramel and vanilla. But it sure is tasty.
Nice and delicately structured in the mouth, an elegant wine with fine acidity and a silky finish. The classic Russian River flavors suggest cherries, cola, mocha and cinnamon spice.
A very nice Pinot, actually Bearboat's best yet, that shows the dry silkiness of a fine Russian River Pinot, and also some complex layers of flavor. Cherries, rhubarb, pomegranates, orange zest, herb tea, clove and pepper all mingle together, enlivened by crisp acidity.
Pale ruby color with moderately intense aromas of strawberry and vanilla notes. Medium body, balanced acidity and soft tannins.
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. - Winery ** SOLD OUT **