David Bruce Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley Bien Nacido Vineyard 2004

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Wine Tasting Notes A substantial wine of foreword-fruit characteristics of black cherries, ripe plums, nutmeg and hin...

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Poemard Cellars
Virginia Beach, VA (270 mi)
USD 45.00
750ml
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A fruit forward wine with heavy aromas of black cherry and mild rose petals. Read more

Big David Bruce fan - nice spicy pinots. Read more

great peppery pinot. very nice with lamb and sirloin fruity aftertaste - but not sweet or jammy this is a very nice wine for a casual evenin... Read more

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User Reviews for David Bruce Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley Bien Nacido Vineyard

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Snooth User: oceank8
557082,029
4.00 5
07/23/2008

A fruit forward wine with heavy aromas of black cherry and mild rose petals.


Snooth User: gtcoop
10214370
4.50 5
01/01/2009

Big David Bruce fan - nice spicy pinots.


Snooth User: ardria
8084928
4.50 5
07/27/2008

great peppery pinot. very nice with lamb and sirloin fruity aftertaste - but not sweet or jammy this is a very nice wine for a casual evening with friends or an informal business dinner


Snooth User: lankaman
2829221
3.00 5
02/06/2008

Fair. Too acidic. Not a repeat buy. Does slightly better if left for an hour or so.


Snooth User: barclayloftus
3528720
4.00 5
02/07/2008

This was absolutely delicious. It's super ripe and juicy, with just a wonderful, smooth mouth-feel. It's got big plum and cola flavors up front, but it manages to balance itself out with some nice subtle tannins, some good pepper and spice in the mid-palate, and nice slightly dry (but just barely) finish. Just wonderful.


External Reviews for David Bruce Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley Bien Nacido Vineyard

External Review
01/18/2009

Wine Tasting NotesBlack cherry and red berried fruits, floral and earthy notes of these individuallvindyards help to create a wine that is both bold and elegant. A hint of nutmeg and vanilla from the French Oak and a wonderful mineral note commonplace to great Burgundies. It is bold, full and spicy with ample evidence of the David Bruce signature velvety tannins.


External Review
10/16/2008

Much of the Boomer Plus generation identifies with David Bruce as one of the original houses of Pinot Noir in the Santa Cruz Mountains. That’s not surprising, as the young Dr. David established his eponymous vineyard and winery in 1964 to dedicate his life to producing the best Pinot in the land. Inspired by brilliant Burgundy examples from Domaine La Romanée Conti and La Tâche back in the 1950s, he sought tips and tricks from mentor Martin Ray to get off to a decent start. He’s had many vintages over the decades to work on this elusive, enlightening and often frustrating goal: and some of those vintages have been darned close to perfect. So many factors come into play in the Pinot game. And sometimes Mother Nature is a cruel umpire: even when you think you’ve got the perfect swing, she might call you OUT. Here in the Santa Cruz Mountains, the 2004 vintage, especially for Pinot, was a challenge for many. When you see an alcohol of 14.9%, you can well expect those babies came in north of 26-27° Brix (probably more like 28) and the cellar did not cheer their arrival. Still and all, this is a solid, appealing Pinot Noir that wears its alcohol well, owing mostly to its nice range of cherry and citrus flavours. Highlights are dark cherries, orange peel, nutmeg, ginger, cranberry, pomegranate and black pepper.


External Review
05/19/2011

Lovely deep dusty rose and violet aromas open this light and fresh, yet velvety, offering. Cinnamon, mint, chocolate and tobacco accents keep the palate lively, while a ripe, easy feel makes it eminently drinkable. Drink now-2006.


External Review
05/19/2011

Smooth, rich and creamy, with pretty toasty oak wrapped around pretty cherry and raspberry fruit. Mildly tannic. Drink now through 2006.


External Review
05/19/2011

An elegant, delicate style, with a tasty core of smoky black cherry, wild berry, plum and anise. Gains depth and complexity on a long, rich finish. Drink now through 2007.


External Review
05/19/2011

Ripe, plump and fleshy, with lots of exotic spice, plum, raspberry and blackberry fruit that's rich and complex. Ends with a burst of ripe dark fruit, lively acidity and supple tannins. Drink now through 2009. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.


External Review
05/19/2011

Aromas of ripe, wild raspberry, boysenberry and wild berry give this a zesty fruit profile. Full-bodied, intense yet elegant, with a nice balance among the acidity, fruit and tannins. Drink now through 2013.


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Ratings & Tags for David Bruce Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley Bien Nacido Vineyard

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10/23/2009

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Winemaker's Notes:

Wine Tasting Notes A substantial wine of foreword-fruit characteristics of black cherries, ripe plums, nutmeg and hints of citrus as well as floral aromas reminiscent of rose petals. Full body with upfront fruits representing ripe plums, black cherries and nutmeg. Ready to drink now, would benefit from two to five years of cellaring age.

Wine Tasting Notes A substantial wine of foreword-fruit characteristics of black cherries, ripe plums, nutmeg and hints of citrus as well as floral aromas reminiscent of rose petals. Full body with upfront fruits representing ripe plums, black cherries and nutmeg. Ready to drink now, would benefit from two to five years of cellaring age.

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