David Bruce Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley Bien Nacido Vineyard 2004
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.
A fruit forward wine with heavy aromas of black cherry and mild rose petals.
Big David Bruce fan - nice spicy pinots.
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
Fair. Too acidic. Not a repeat buy. Does slightly better if left for an hour or so.
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.
Three and a half glasses
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Tight and firm, with complex black cherry, blackberry, raspberry and spice framed by smoky, toasty oak. Drink now.
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.
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.
Smooth, rich and creamy, with pretty toasty oak wrapped around pretty cherry and raspberry fruit. Mildly tannic. Drink now through 2006.
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.