Don & Sons Pinot Noir 2010
Our 2010 Pinot Noir is mostly comprised of two di erent Sonoma Coast sub-appellations: The Petaluma Gap and Carneros. The wind and the fog are the Petaluma Gap's trademarks. The fruit from this cooler area adds depth and complexity to this medium-bodied Pinot Noir while the Carneros in uence provides eshy fruit notes that linger on the palate. These cooler climates help keep the grape acidity at advantageous levels to balance the wine's smooth, soft tannins.
Editorial Reviews for Don & Sons Pinot Noir
Tight on the nose and vaguely chalky early on with emerging notes of used briarwood pipe, beetroot and strawberry rhubarb pie. Rather well behaved in the mouth, this shows nice restraint to the medicinal-toned black cherry and dusty beetroot flavors. There's a bit of mineral that pops on the back end, along with hints of strawberry pie and dried herbs that gain a bit of root beer on the moderately long and very gently spicy finish. There's a nice purity to this. The fruit flavor profile is not typical Pinot, being more minty and medicinal, but it is well presented. 88pts
A terrifically pleasing wine. A subtle complexity, well balanced, and an nice finish.
Been buying this regularly lately as I think the price is right. A little darker & heavier than other pinots, but real slick. A variety of berry flavors; blueberry, strawberry and rasberry come to mind with a lingering vanilla finish.
External Reviews for Don & Sons Pinot Noir
Aromas of red raspberry, rose petal, tamarind and notes of cedar unfold from this dazzling ruby hued Pinot. Fresh crushed berries and plum dance across your tongue giving way to a bright finish with notes of black walnut and cherries jubilee. Pair this with Chicken Enchiladas Suiza, tri-mushroom Bordelaise served with rosemary flatbread, chocolate-dipped Madeline's or crepes with chocolate sauce and fresh strawberries.
This is a new brand from veteran Don Sebastiani & Sons, and it’s a a bottle of easy-drinking deliciousness. Mellow and smooth, it shows cherry pie, sandalwood and white pepper flavors.
Aromas of red raspberry, rose petal, tamarind and notes of cedar unfold from this dazzling ruby-hued Pinot Noir. Fresh flavors of crushed berries and plum gradually give way to a bright finish with hints of black walnut and cherry.
Ripe with heavily extracted cherry and strawberry flavors with a slight astringency akin to pomegranate seeds.