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Davis Bynum Pinot Noir Russian River Valley le Pinot 2007

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Wine Tasting Notes This wine has an elegant, pure fruit forward style with the brilliant intensity of rich mouthwatering Bing cherry, blackberry and spice. The luxurious density, beautiful structure and velvety texture on the palate are hallmarks of this vintage and make this wine a superlative example of Russian River Valley Pinot.

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3.1045161290323 5 0.5
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Davis Bynum:
Distinguished as the first winery on Westside Road in Healdsburg, California, Davis Bynum was the first to produce a single vineyard pinot noir from the Russian River Valley. The vintage was 1973 and the grapes were from Joe Rochioli's now prized vineyard. Today, more than thirty years later, the heritage of Davis Bynum lives on through the hand crafted creation of pinot noir and chardon... Read more
Distinguished as the first winery on Westside Road in Healdsburg, California, Davis Bynum was the first to produce a single vineyard pinot noir from the Russian River Valley. The vintage was 1973 and the grapes were from Joe Rochioli's now prized vineyard. Today, more than thirty years later, the heritage of Davis Bynum lives on through the hand crafted creation of pinot noir and chardonnay grown exclusively in Russian River Valley. Davis Bynum first flirted with winemaking at home in Berkeley when he was a young reporter working at the San Francisco Chronicle. It was 1951 and he purchased a small amount of petite sirah from Robert Mondavi. Things became a bit more serious in 1965 when he transformed a warehouse in Albany into a small winery, where he made wine using knowledge gained from the extensive library at the University of California, Berkeley. In 1971 Bynum purchased a 26-acre vineyard in Napa Valley with the intention to build a winery. Restrictions on construction in the area led him away from that venture and into Sonoma County in 1973, where he found an 84-acre piece of land that quickly became Davis Bynum Winery. Davis established a quality reputation for the winery, in large part due to solid relationships with the local community of growers. Grapes from great vineyards, often based on hand-shake agreements, along with "intuitive winemaking", as he refers to it, led the winery to become synonymous with distinctive Russian River Valley pinot noirs and chardonnays. Eventually, acclaim for Bynum wines, along with other area producers, won Russian River Valley recognition as one of the worlds' very best for these varieties. In August 2007, ready to retire from the day-to-day activities of running a winery, Davis sold the winery to Tom Klein and the Klein family, a fourth generation California farming family. The focus on Russian River Valley remains the same and the goal to produce excellent chardonnay and pinot noir is unchanged. Bynum agreed to stay with the brand for three years, providing insight and support. Read less
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Editorial Reviews for Davis Bynum Pinot Noir Russian River Valley le Pinot

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,173
2.50 5
11/12/2009

A little hot on the nose with lots of sweet fruit, cola, a touch of citrus, roast meat and oak. This is a big, powerful style of Pinot with a chewy texture and dark, muscular fruit, there are nice black spice tones to compliment the jammy cherry and sweet blackberry pie toned fruit. Tannic and powerful this follows through on the finish with large, dry wood tannins that overwhelm the palate. 85pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,173
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 11/21/2008

Smells a bit soapy at first with a very floral character. With air Syrah like black pepper, beef, dried hay, violet and floral tones emerge. Atypical, and a bit raw woody at first then much more typical heavy vanilla and candied cola notes emerge with the candied black cherry fruit. Pretty fresh and pure raspberry in the mouth with lovely tannins, brisk and crisp and pretty well measured against the great backing acidity. Elegant yet rich with citrus and floral tones framing the fruits, and a good dollop of oaken spice emerging on the finish. Somewhere between intense and elegant with an intriguing astringent edge, yet a touch loose and lacking a bit of complexity. 88pts


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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
3.50 5
04/11/2010

Lots of sage and earth and rhubarb qualities mixed with hearty raspberry. - Tasted at Total Wine & More 3/27/10 - Tasted again at UNLVino 4/10/10


Snooth User: Georgia Rhythm
57050943
4.00 5
09/22/2010

Enjoyed two tastes of this fine example of RRV Pinot Noir yesterday. Nicely complex in the recent Pinot world of nothingness. Black cherry aroma and a nice lingering finish worthy of the second taste. Also a nice value compared to so many pretenders out there. Sold!


Snooth User: madboo
3357933
4.00 5
03/19/2010

Four glasses


Snooth User: JoshGrace
2929920
3.00 5
Vintage: 2004 07/30/2007

Three glasses


External Reviews for Davis Bynum Pinot Noir Russian River Valley le Pinot

External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
02/05/2010

Davis Bynum has been producing top quality Pinot Noir from the Russian River Valley for over 3 decades. They hold claim to producing the very first single vineyard Pinot Noir in the Russian River Valley- a 1973 Rochioli Vineyard. Their experience and contacts allow them to source their grapes from the best vineyards in the Valley and 2007 was a vintage where there was a lot of superb fruit to be had. Aged 11 months in French oak barrels, this supple, rich Pinot was scored 90 points by Wine Spectator who said “Rich and full-bodied, with a pleasurable mix of black cherry, wild berry and mocha flavors that are intense, concentrated, focused and persistent, ending with a long, persistent finish.” Limited.


External Review
Vintage: 2006 11/24/2008

Sonoma Harvest Fair 2008 - Silver Medal


External Review
Vintage: 2005 03/16/2010

Davis Bynum Winery Pinot Noir 2005 Russian River and all other wine from Davis Bynum Winery are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


External Review
Vintage: 2005 01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesYouthful and vibrant, with a classic pinot noir nose of bright cherry and a touch of earthiness. Look for flavors of rhubarb, smoke, and caramel to add complexity. Polished tannins and good acidity create a nice balance and structure. This pinot is very food friendly. We find it is particularly appealing with pork, tuna, and mushrooms. Drinkable now. Best from 2007 through 2012.


External Review
Vintage: 2004 10/15/2009

Davis Bynum Pinot Noir Russian River Lindley's Knoll Estate Vineyard 2004


External Review
Vintage: 2004 01/15/2010

This wine is a classic example of Russian River Valley pinot noir. Medium-bodied, with ultra-fine tannins and just enough acidity to maintain structure. Fruit driven, with ripe strawberry and a hint of red licorice. A food friendly wine that pairs well with tuna, salmon, grilled chicken or pork. Ready to drink now.


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
Vintage: 2004 04/08/2009

This is a very unique and rare wine. Davis Bynum has been producing exceptional Pinot Noirs, both single vineyard and blends from the Russian River Valley since 1973 when they sourced from the famed Rochioli vineyard. Today, more than thirty years later, the tradition continues with beautiful hand crafted Pinot Noir from the valley's best vineyards. This wine is a blend of grapes from two vineyards; 58% Lindley’s Knoll which is a hillside vineyard and 42% Moshin vineyard which lies on the benchland. The grapes were vinified separately and blended into a silky, fruit laden wine with extraordinary finesse and style. Now with two years of bottle age it has softened and evolved into something complex and wonderful. Only 314 cases were produced so needless to say it is VERY LIMITED. Grab it! Wine Spectator Vintage Rating: 94<small>not sponsored by or affiliated with The Wine Spectator or The Wine Advocate</></small>


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Wine Tasting Notes This wine has an elegant, pure fruit forward style with the brilliant intensity of rich mouthwatering Bing cherry, blackberry and spice. The luxurious density, beautiful structure and velvety texture on the palate are hallmarks of this vintage and make this wine a superlative example of Russian River Valley Pinot.

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