+ Add Critic Score

Submit a Critic Score

Score:

Name of Critic:

Close

Irony 'Small Lot Reserve' Pinot Noir 2012

External Review by WineExpress.com:

It's hard to imagine winemakers who are more prolific and successful at turning out absolutely stunning value wines than the Indelicatos. As kids, brothers Jay and Chris Indelicato spent hot, dusty days helping their grandfather in the vineyards and growing up around grapes and winemaking 24/7. Now they are experienced vintners with access to a wide swath of quality fruit. For Irony Small Lot Reserve, they’re pulling together individual lots of Pinot Noir from theb sub-appellations in Monterey including Santa Lucia, San Bernbe and Arroyo Seco, providing a spectrum of characteristics and flavors. Each lot is vinified separately and aged three months in French and American oak barrels. All lots are tasted blind and the most exceptional are chosen for the final blend. This 2012 received a Platinum Medal and a score of 95 points in the Critics Choice Wine Awards. They said "All red-berry poise and refined elegance" We say it's absolutely delicious and you can't beat it for the price!

Add winemaker's notes
  • + My Wines

    My Wines

    Save in My Wines

    Add to Wishlist

    My Cellar

  • List It
  • Add Review
3.3 5 0.5
Average Rating Rate It Add
Irony:
Most of us didn't imagine where we would be right now. Sure, we dreamed of being firemen, astronauts, rock stars and superheroes, but life often takes you where you didn't expect it to. My brother and I worked every harvest from the time we could ride our bikes. After college, our careers took us beyond the land our grandfather planted in 1924. Ironically, today we are more fulfilled, working... Read more
Most of us didn't imagine where we would be right now. Sure, we dreamed of being firemen, astronauts, rock stars and superheroes, but life often takes you where you didn't expect it to. My brother and I worked every harvest from the time we could ride our bikes. After college, our careers took us beyond the land our grandfather planted in 1924. Ironically, today we are more fulfilled, working side-by-side at the family vineyard & winery. We didn't plan it or expect it, but we are enjoying this strange twist in our lives. That's Irony - a bottle full of life's strange twists and a celebration of our family's life-long commitment to producing the finest quality wines. -- Chris & Jay Read less

External Reviews for Irony 'Small Lot Reserve' Pinot Noir

External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
12/24/2014

It's hard to imagine winemakers who are more prolific and successful at turning out absolutely stunning value wines than the Indelicatos. As kids, brothers Jay and Chris Indelicato spent hot, dusty days helping their grandfather in the vineyards and growing up around grapes and winemaking 24/7. Now they are experienced vintners with access to a wide swath of quality fruit. For Irony Small Lot Reserve, they’re pulling together individual lots of Pinot Noir from theb sub-appellations in Monterey including Santa Lucia, San Bernbe and Arroyo Seco, providing a spectrum of characteristics and flavors. Each lot is vinified separately and aged three months in French and American oak barrels. All lots are tasted blind and the most exceptional are chosen for the final blend. This 2012 received a Platinum Medal and a score of 95 points in the Critics Choice Wine Awards. They said "All red-berry poise and refined elegance" We say it's absolutely delicious and you can't beat it for the price!


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
04/09/2014

Irony 2012 Monterey Pinot Noir opens with elegant aromas of black cherry, sweet plum, cocoa and violet. Supple tannins and balanced acidity are complemented on the palate with sweet, lush fruit flavors and hints of almond. - WineryBarrel Aging: 3 months in American and French oakAlcohol: 13.5% pH: 3.66


External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
01/29/2016

Irony Pinot Noir opens with aromas of red cherry, strawberry and undertones of clove and sage. Rhubarb flavors are layered with accents of red cherry, licorice and berry jam. Firm tannins and crisp acidity deliver a lovely balanced, medium-bodied wine with a smooth finish.



All Prices

Shipping to:

Photos

1 2 3 4 5 6

+ Add Image

Best Wine Deals

See More Deals

Pinot Noir Top Lists







Snooth Media Network