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Bearboat Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 2008

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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

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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 Russian River Valley

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Snooth User: YouBooze
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4.50 5
05/23/2012

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.

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Strawberries
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  • Snooth User: grittyk
    523956137
    1.50 5
    06/08/2011

    Boring. Not what I'd expect from a $15 Pinot Noir.


    Snooth User: rosalindaluna
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    2.00 5
    04/25/2011

    Two glasses


    External Reviews for Bearboat Pinot Noir Russian River Valley

    External Review
    Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
    05/23/2011

    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.


    External Review
    Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
    05/23/2011

    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.


    External Review
    Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
    06/22/2011

    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.


    External Review
    Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
    05/23/2011

    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.


    External Review
    Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
    05/23/2011

    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.


    External Review
    04/12/2011

    Pale ruby color with moderately intense aromas of strawberry and vanilla notes. Medium body, balanced acidity and soft tannins.


    External Review
    01/19/2013

    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 **


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    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

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