Siduri Sonoma County Pinot Noir
2008 / 750 ml.
- SP Wine Spectator
- WE Wine Enthusiast
- OT Other Review Service
- RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
- ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
- Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
- Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
- * as rated by our staff
88 pts. Wine & Spirits: April 30, 2010
Fresh scents of raspberries lead into this substantial pinot, which tastes more of ripe blue fruit. It has touches of volatility and menthol in the end, needing time in a decanter to meld and lengthen out. For a steak.
87 pts. Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate: February, 2010
The attractive, soft, round, medium-bodied 2008 Pinot Noir Sonoma reveals more berry, briery notes intermixed with notions of cinnamon, forest floor, and spice box. These are very fairly priced, fruit-forward, delicious Pinot Noirs that are all meant to be drunk during their first 3–5 years of life.
Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
Vivid red. Deeper and more brooding than the Russian River Valley bottling, showing dark berry, cherry and licorice on the nose. Bitter cherry and blackberry flavors are firmed by chewy tannins and pick up a touch of smokiness with air. The finish is youthfully taut and energetic, repeating the licorice note. Give this a bit more bottle age.