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Estancia Pinot Noir Monterey 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

Red with purple edges. Effusively fruity, with ripe cherry and strawberry layered with sweet oak and aromas of dried flowers, leaf and spice. Rich berry flavors with hints of leather and briarnotes. Silky mouthfeel with soft, round tannins and a long finish.

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Estancia Estates:
Estancia’s winemakers strive to combine the best of both worlds: a state-of-the art winemaking facility, and a traditional, hands-on approach to each grape we produce. In the end, this combination allows us to deliver the hand-crafted quality for which our wines are known. While our cutting-edge facilities enable us to take advantage of the beneficial advances in winemaking technology, our comm... Read more
Estancia’s winemakers strive to combine the best of both worlds: a state-of-the art winemaking facility, and a traditional, hands-on approach to each grape we produce. In the end, this combination allows us to deliver the hand-crafted quality for which our wines are known. While our cutting-edge facilities enable us to take advantage of the beneficial advances in winemaking technology, our commitment to old world processes results in the complexity and elegance found in artisanal and boutique wines. Read less

Member Reviews for Estancia Pinot Noir Monterey

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Snooth User: luvogt
502548186
1.50 5
09/05/2011

Agree with other reviewers - this is a $2 bottle at best. Flat, sour and bitter. Drinkable only with food


Snooth User: lolazaza
843985132
0.50 5
06/21/2011

I gave half a glass because I couldn't give it 0. This wine (at $12) was the worst wine I have ever bought. Ever. I came home from work looking forward to trying this new pinot, relaxing with a good book, and enjoying a tasty wine. But as on as I touched the corkscrew to it, the cork fell down the neck of the bottle about an inch. I was still able to remove it. But I was greeted by a most foul smell of moldering, rotten wine. Disgusting. Even if this wine had been properly sealed, it would still have been watery. The color was weak. It was like water with a little red food coloring. Horrible, horrible. Undrinkable. They have some nerve selling this bilge water at all, much less for $12.


Snooth User: robfohl
74080476
1.50 5
08/06/2011

found it at Cosco for $8 a bottle- no complaints, easy to drink, you get what you pay for.


Snooth User: 77Wino
96118461
0.50 5
11/29/2011

Hot, raspberry/strawberry skittles. Waste of money.


Snooth User: iammesol
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2.00 5
05/12/2011

Dolflmfo's review was spot on. Quoting him for truth. "Good color with an oak and cherry nose that is appealing if not particularly interesting. Attacks the palate weakly and possesses little body. Tastes of watered down fruit with an unfortunately long finish that has the tones of loose leaf notebook paper combined with notes of morning breath."


Snooth User: iammesol
76053932
1.50 5
05/20/2011

I'm rarely snobby as I'm only 21, but there are far better Pinots out there for this price or a few dollars more. This wine is incredibly bitter and not complex in the slightest. Will never buy again.


Snooth User: Epray
92194720
0.00 5
08/25/2011

Light and bright Pinot Noir, garnet, raspberry and a little spice.


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External Reviews for Estancia Pinot Noir Monterey

External Review
01/03/2012

The release of the 2000 vintage marks the introduction of winemaker Ken Shyverrsquo;s new approach to Pinot Noir at Estancia. Ken relies on the benefits of old-world winemaking techniques including whole-berry fermentation, gentle punch downs and pressing. He uses only native yeasts to increase aromatics and gentle gravity flow systems to minimize aggressive tannins. This handcrafted approach results in Pinot Noir with soft, luscious flavors and aromas, and rich, deep color.


External Review
09/27/2011

In 1986 Agustin Huneeus, then of Franciscan Estates, bought the former Paul Mason vineyards near Soledad to establish Estancia Winery. A producer of Monrterey County pinot noir and chardonnay, the brand is now part of Constellation. Pinnacles Ranches is their basic bottling - sourced mostly from vineyards on the eastern side of the Salinas Valley, along with a smattering of fruit from the Santa Lucia Highlands. It offers full-bore Central coast flavors with enough restraint and bright acidity to work with a variety of foods - a wine that sets a standard for good, cheap pinot noir.


External Review
05/19/2011

Classy, light in body, with crisp acidity and a silky texture. The flavors veer toward tart red cherries and oak. Finishes dry and balanced. Drink now.


External Review
01/03/2012

In 1986 Agustin Huneeus, then of Franciscan Estates, bought the former Paul Mason vineyards near Soledad to establish Estancia Winery. A producer of Monrterey County pinot noir and chardonnay, the brand is now part of Constellation. Pinnacles Ranches is their basic bottling mdash; sourced mostly from vineyards on the eastern side of the Salinas Valley, along with a smattering of fruit from the Santa Lucia Highlands. It offers full-bore Central coast flavors with enough restraint and bright acidity to work with a variety of foods mdash; a wine that sets a standard for good, cheap pinot noir.


External Review
09/27/2011

Juicy and mild, this wine has lasting flavors of ripe cherries and red apple. A simple, pleasing pinot for roast chicken-and -aioli sandwiches.


External Review
05/19/2011

Round, with good ripeness to black cherry, cola, spice and herbal notes that linger through a firm finish. Drink now through 2005


External Review
10/20/2010

Appearance: Garnet red Aroma: Lively, displays characters of raspberry, dry cherry, hints of spice and oak nuances. Flavor: Medium-bodied, showing lifted fruit aromas, subtle luscious berries and cigar box with a nicely textured palate and a rich, supple finish. - Winery


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Red with purple edges. Effusively fruity, with ripe cherry and strawberry layered with sweet oak and aromas of dried flowers, leaf and spice. Rich berry flavors with hints of leather and briarnotes. Silky mouthfeel with soft, round tannins and a long finish.

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