Lidge & Browne Pinot Noir 2008

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Aromas of cherry cider, plum jam, and spice cake. Vigorous and full-flavored, notes of cherry cobbler, fresh plum, an...

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This is a wonderful entry level pinot noir. Very mild. Dark and earthy notes on the nose. Plum and cherry on the palate. This wine has a very c... Read more

A darn good Pinot Noir for the price. We typically pay twice as much for a pinot and get half the enjoyment that we got with Cartledge and Browne. ... Read more

Drank this last night with a simple salad of grilled chicken and goat cheese. Wow... pretty amazing pinot for the price. Good earthy backbone, frui... Read more

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Snooth User: rar8888
1580261,280
3.50 5
12/26/2009

This is a wonderful entry level pinot noir. Very mild. Dark and earthy notes on the nose. Plum and cherry on the palate. This wine has a very clean smooth finish of medium length. I was very pleasantly surprised.


Snooth User: JamesR
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3.50 5
03/20/2010

A darn good Pinot Noir for the price. We typically pay twice as much for a pinot and get half the enjoyment that we got with Cartledge and Browne. Defintely a staple in the wine rack.


Snooth User: Natalie Kronick
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4.00 5
08/21/2009

Drank this last night with a simple salad of grilled chicken and goat cheese. Wow... pretty amazing pinot for the price. Good earthy backbone, fruit is mellow and not over-ripe, good oak nose / flavor, silky finish and a bit of licorice/anise spice on the nose. Highly recommend as an entry-level pinot noir! 2 wino thumbs up!!


Snooth User: angelblas17
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3.00 5
02/01/2010

medium body

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Snooth User: angelblas17
34570267
3.00 5
02/01/2010

medium body

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Snooth User: freshandeasy
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3.00 5
09/24/2010

Seasons 52 favorite.


Snooth User: RyanMurray
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3.50 5
01/09/2010

30 mins after opening the wine was pleasantly balanced with mild earth ad spice and pleasant plum and berry fruit. The next day after leaving half the bottle re-corked (but not vacuum aspirated or nitrogenated) the earthy quality was very developed, almost outshining the now less bright but wonderfully rich fruit. At this price it's a real score, especially after a decent aeration (I would give it at least 30-45 mins of air before drinking). Anise and other spice notes were lovely with a stir fry of spinach and Florence fennel (finnocchio) sautueed with garlic and a bit of soy sauce.


External Reviews for Lidge & Browne Pinot Noir

External Review
05/18/2011

It is surprising that such a good yet fairly priced Pinot Noir can be made in the New World, where consumers tend to lose any common sense and purchase mediocre, but extravagantly priced Pinots (thanks to the movie Sideways). Cartlidge & Browne's 2006 Pinot Noir is better than many that sell for five times the price. Its medium ruby color is followed by a soft perfume of sweet cherry fruit and a touch of cinnamon. With good size, medium body, excellent purity, and a generous, savory texture, it can be enjoyed over the next 1-2 years. These are all excellent values!


External Review
05/18/2011

It is hard to believe the 2002 Pinot Noir costs only $10. It reveals classic Pinot Noir characteristics of sweet and sour cherries, a hint of forest floor, and a medium-bodied, soft, easy to understand, fragrant personality. A shocking value for Pinot Noir, I would love to insert this offering in a blind tasting of top Burgundies and other expensive Pinot Noirs. While it certainly would not win, I doubt it would be embarrassed. Kudos to this California winery that knows how to make satisfying wine at bargain basement prices.


External Review
05/18/2011

With juicy flavors of mixed berry and dark cherry wrapped around toasty oak and soft vanilla, this pinot noir is a definite crowd pleaser. One of my favorites as a nice and easy red sipper, Cartlidge & Browne Pinot Noir is also a great value. This lighter-bodied red also goes well with many different foods. My food pairing would be a nice, oven-roasted, Cornish game hen with walnut and dried cherry stuffing. With or without food, this is a wonderful wine for the seasoned wine enthusiast, as well as the "up and coming" wine connoisseur.


External Review
05/18/2011

Medium-full garnet in color, the wine leaps from the glass with loads of baked cherry/berry fruit character, along with anise, spice cake, and the "beety" notes so appreciated in Pinot Noir. Showing lots of vigor and sweet, juicy fruit on the palate, the wine's muscle is matched by a supple texture and velvety tannins that give it great accessibility. Enjoy it with grilled meats and poultry, salmon and light pastas.


External Review
05/18/2011

With juicy flavors of mixed berry and dark cherry wrapped around toasty oak and soft vanilla, this pinot noir is definitely a crowd pleaser. It pairs nicely with oven-roasted Cornish game hen with walnut and dried cherry stuffing. With or without food, this is a wine for novices and "up and coming" connoisseurs alike.


External Review
05/18/2011

Roasted plums, black cherry, plump figs and an oak granted earthy spice are the main flavors that boast their presence in this medium bodied red. This wine is rich and displays ripe flavors of cherry liqueur and black fruits all while maintaining great balance and solid structure. Enjoy with roast duck or your favorite braised pork dish.


External Review
05/18/2011

Wine lovers who want to figure Pinot out but are on a limited budget would do well to but this one. It's properly dry and silky, with cherry, strawberry, cola, tea and cinnamon clove flavors. The wine, made from components from Mendocino to Santa Barbara, is a testament to the fine art of blending.


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Winemaker's Notes:

Aromas of cherry cider, plum jam, and spice cake. Vigorous and full-flavored, notes of cherry cobbler, fresh plum, and toffee.

Aromas of cherry cider, plum jam, and spice cake. Vigorous and full-flavored, notes of cherry cobbler, fresh plum, and toffee.

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