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Toad Hollow Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Goldie's Vines 2006

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Wine Tasting Notes My favorite descriptor of the vineyard is from my partner Rod. "Pinot Noir, the diva of the reds loves to sleep late and awaken slowly as the sun gently warms her flesh. In the beautiful Russian River Valley, the cool evening fog rolls in like a soft blanket to embrace and protect her until late morning." This is the story of the wonderful Goldie's Vines Vineyard. There are six different clones, three different root stocks, and a perfect southeast facing slope above the Russian River that is the bed for these lovely grapes. Fog, river bottom gravel, and the longest and slowest ripening season in America solve this mystery that is so delicious.

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Toad Hollow Vineyards:
The Legend: Toad Hollow is a collaboration of two old friends who, more or less, retired to an existence of peace and quiet in the Hollow, after a life of whirlwind world travel. Neither of these two gentlemen believed in self-denial, and over the years had probably wined and dined at every major eatery and watering hole in the universe. Dr. Toad and The Dancing Badger (as they were fondl... Read more
The Legend: Toad Hollow is a collaboration of two old friends who, more or less, retired to an existence of peace and quiet in the Hollow, after a life of whirlwind world travel. Neither of these two gentlemen believed in self-denial, and over the years had probably wined and dined at every major eatery and watering hole in the universe. Dr. Toad and The Dancing Badger (as they were fondly called) were sitting on the veranda one day gazing out over Mr. Badger's beautiful hillside vineyards that ran from the banks of the Russian River clear up to the house. They began to discuss the fun times they had experienced over many years, remembering all the wonderful people they had met. During their conversation they decided they wanted to find a way to repay the warmth and friendship shown them along the way. As the two old friends had in common a love of good food and fine wine, they agreed whatever the plan, it must honor food or wine. With Dr. Toad's infamous years in the restaurant business (and whose wife was adamant that he never return to it) and Mr. Badger's keen palate and exceptional ability to make stellar wines, the two decided they would pioneer the making of world-class wines at affordable prices. This natural pairing—Dr. Toad, a man known around the neighborhood as one who could sell sand to a Sheik, as well as a consummate storyteller…he would be in charge of marketing; while Mr. Badger, a gentleman extraordinaire, who had honed his palate during visits to chateaux, whilst dancing for kings…would craft the wine. It is obvious to all who knew these two that retirement was not part of their makeup, as they were off and running with their new project immediately. As you taste the wines from Toad Hollow Vineyards, please take a moment to envision these two old friends…Dr. Toad and Mr. Badger, sitting on the veranda, smiling as they raise a glass of wine to salute you. (Heaven knows that neither would turn down a chance to share a good bottle of wine.) In light of the legend just read, please keep in mind that Toad Hollow wines are very seriously crafted from premium vineyards along the California Coast. We will continue to offer you stellar wines at an affordable price. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Toad Hollow Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Goldie's Vines

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,748
3.50 5
12/09/2010

A little funk in the glass with an initial hit of sulfur that blows off to reveal light floral, pollen, and dusty red fruit aromas. There’s a hint of wood as well in a really minor supporting role. This is a bit tight up front with a light bitter note early on from the tannins that is gentle, submerged in rather matte, rich dark fruit. On the mid-palate there’s a slight milk chocolate edge to the fruit and while it’s rich it’s also rather indistinct. This is moderately well-structured and well-balanced but lacks some definition. A nice muscular style of Pinot Noir. 88pts


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Snooth User: gdgerstner
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4.00 5
10/08/2011

Wonderful.


External Reviews for Toad Hollow Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Goldie's Vines

External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
04/30/2010

Toad Hollow Vineyards Pinot Noir Russian River Goldie's Vineyard 2006 and all other premium wine from Toad Hollow Vineyards available at discounted prices at CheaperCigars.com. We also carry many other premium wine lables from USA and all over the world.


External Review
Source: Melange Wines
10/06/2009

Winery notes- This is the seventh vintage from our beautiful Goldies Vines Vineyard here at the Ranch! It seems that every year the grapes are a little more intense and have a bit more flavor profile than the previous vintage. This year is no exception it is our best to date.


External Review
Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesMy favorite descriptor of the vineyard is from my partner Rod. "Pinot Noir, the diva of the reds loves to sleep late and awaken slowly as the sun gently warms her flesh. In the beautiful Russian River Valley, the cool evening fog rolls in like a soft blanket to embrace and protect her until late morning." This is the story of the wonderful Goldie's Vines Vineyard. There are six different clones, three different root stocks, and a perfect southeast facing slope above the Russian River that is the bed for these lovely grapes. Fog, river bottom gravel, and the longest and slowest ripening season in America solve this mystery that is so delicious.



Wine Tasting Notes My favorite descriptor of the vineyard is from my partner Rod. "Pinot Noir, the diva of the reds loves to sleep late and awaken slowly as the sun gently warms her flesh. In the beautiful Russian River Valley, the cool evening fog rolls in like a soft blanket to embrace and protect her until late morning." This is the story of the wonderful Goldie's Vines Vineyard. There are six different clones, three different root stocks, and a perfect southeast facing slope above the Russian River that is the bed for these lovely grapes. Fog, river bottom gravel, and the longest and slowest ripening season in America solve this mystery that is so delicious.

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