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Don and Sons Pinot Noir 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2009 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir lures you in with a beautiful garnet and crimson appearance. Aromas of cherry, wild strawberry and sassafras are nicely complemented with tones of rich, loamy earth and peat moss. On the palate, avors are ripe and elegant, centering on cranapple and roasted morel mushrooms with a touch of limestone and pomegranate. A medium to full-bodied mouthfeel gives this wine plenty of structure, showcasing the big, rich and complex Sonoma Coast terrior.

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Don Sebastiani & Sons:
  To Don Sebastiani and Sons, family is clearly an important aspect of winemaking. While Don Sebastiani and Sons wasn’t founded until 2001, Samuele Sebastiani created a winery in 1904, and started growing the company, as well as the town of Sonoma. Over the years, the winery changed hands many times, but it always stayed within the family. By 2000, the winery was producing eig... Read more
  To Don Sebastiani and Sons, family is clearly an important aspect of winemaking. While Don Sebastiani and Sons wasn’t founded until 2001, Samuele Sebastiani created a winery in 1904, and started growing the company, as well as the town of Sonoma. Over the years, the winery changed hands many times, but it always stayed within the family. By 2000, the winery was producing eight million cases of wine a year. However, at that time, Don Sebastiani sold many of the assets and kept only the family brand and the Sonoma winery and vineyards. Though he stepped down as CEO and Chairman in 2000, that wasn’t the end for him. In 2001, he and his sons, Donny and August, founded Don Sebastiani and Sons, eventually growing production back up to two million cases annually. Today, Greg Kitchens and Michelle McClendon, winemakers for Don Sebastiani and Sons, strive to produce high-end wine at affordable prices. They don’t just source grapes from California - they’ve also formed partnerships to create Australian and Chilean blends, further expanding the company’s reach and complexity. Read less

Member Reviews for Don and Sons Pinot Noir

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Snooth User: redcarrie
8887465
4.50 5
03/21/2011

Consistently a good wine. Rolls around in the mouth wonderfully. Smoky and earthy. And rich berry.


Snooth User: lakenvelder
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0.00 5
07/01/2012

This fruity aroma wine hinted of cinnamon and other spices. Rudy color with light tannins and slight acidity makes this a pretty good Pinot Noir for the money.


Snooth User: freerangeathlete
848143279
3.00 5
06/06/2011

2009 vintage. Nothing bad, but I was expecting a little more from this one.


Snooth User: JustSayin
1119394129
2.50 5
07/14/2012

Inexpensive Pinot Noir. Good to have around in a pinch


Snooth User: Anarchangel
36926155
2.50 5
07/05/2011

A hint of brown in the colouring makes it looks older than it is. Black pepper, smokey wood, and plums on the nose. Spice, more smoke and hints of plum on the palate. Some mellow tannins. Spicy finish with a bit of apple. At the start of the bottle I was thinking it's pretty mediocre, but towards the end, I've changed my tune; it's pretty decent for the price. Make of that what you will!

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  • Snooth User: daveeisinger
    106200831
    3.00 5
    03/29/2012

    Yes, it's a cheap grocery store wine, which is precisely why I picked it up. That said, it delivers pretty well for the six bucks you put into it. It's not as smooth as some other pinot noirs I have had, and has a bit more bite to it, even though the alcohol content is the same. If you're not looking to spend much, this is certainly a decent wine, but spending even five dollars more would get you something better.


    Snooth User: whaaaaat
    9644833
    1.00 5
    11/01/2011

    Maybe I just got a bad bottle, but this was the worst wine I've drunk in a long time. Compared to similarly inexpensive pinot noirs, I still find that it's absolutely terrible. It was extremely tannic, and no amount of aeration seemed to help the acidity.


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    External Reviews for Don and Sons Pinot Noir

    External Review
    06/22/2011

    Good price for this dry, crisp and stylish Pinot Grigio. Easy to drink as a cocktail sipper, with lemon and lime sour candy flavors that sweeten toward the end with a hit of honey.


    External Review
    06/22/2011

    There's a ton of fruity flavor packed into this inexpensive wine. Clean and crisp in acids, it bursts with ripe juicy peach, lime, kiwi, green apple, fig, spicy melon, papaya and honeysuckle flavors that finish with a honeyed richness. And that's just for starters.


    External Review
    05/18/2011

    This tastes like it came from premium cool growing areas. It's crisp in acids, light-bodied and dry. The flavors are all on the surface, but totally delicious. They include raspberries, red cherries, cola, cocoa, vanilla, toast and Asian spices.


    External Review
    10/23/2011

    Straightforward, with modest cherry and floral aromas and flavors and a delicate structure. Good, clean and simple.


    External Review
    01/03/2012

    One of the best inexpensive Pinots in California. Itrsquo;s dry and silky, with raspberry, cola, cinnamon, clove and vanilla flavors. A good wine to introduce novices to the beauties of Pinot Noir.


    External Review
    01/03/2012

    This tastes like it came from premium cool growing areas. Itrsquo;s crisp in acids, light-bodied and dry. The flavors are all on the surface, but totally delicious. They include raspberries, red cherries, cola, cocoa, vanilla, toast and Asian spices.


    External Review
    10/23/2011

    Simple, with nice, gutsy black cherry and licorice aromas and flavors. Drink now.


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    The 2009 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir lures you in with a beautiful garnet and crimson appearance. Aromas of cherry, wild strawberry and sassafras are nicely complemented with tones of rich, loamy earth and peat moss. On the palate, avors are ripe and elegant, centering on cranapple and roasted morel mushrooms with a touch of limestone and pomegranate. A medium to full-bodied mouthfeel gives this wine plenty of structure, showcasing the big, rich and complex Sonoma Coast terrior.

    Wine Specs:

    Alcohol: 13.5%
    Total Acidity: .58 grams per liter

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