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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 ... Read more
Light with cranberry fruit. Clean and bright palate ending in tar, menthol, and a bit of dark chocolate. Read more
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Editorial Reviews for Toad Hollow Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Goldie's Vines
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
Light with cranberry fruit. Clean and bright palate ending in tar, menthol, and a bit of dark chocolate.
A more herbal style of pinot, with still slightly hot aromas of cola and cherries. Eucalyptus and oregano flavors with spice and a bit of cream on the finish.
Spicy tantalizing nose of pepper and cinnamon stick, with cardamom and sage. It has a light-hearted and fun appeal. The mouth has a nice smooth attack and is round in general, the release is a little tinny though. I still like it a lot.
Funky earthy tart nose. Bright acidity with cherries, leather, and a rustic finish. Smooth yet rough. Really really fun and enjoyable.
Extremely good $20 pinot noir. Abundant and bright red raspberry fruit is balanced out with toasted oak. There are dusty tannins and earthy notes to add to the complexity.Excellent QPR.
External Reviews for Toad Hollow Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Goldie's Vines
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.
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