Gregory Dal Piaz

Location: New York, NY

Sonoma County Wines

14. Woodenhead Pinot Noir Anderson Valley Wiley Vineyard (2009)

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A hint of candied stem greets the nose along with a very floral aroma that is light and high-toned on the nose with a hint of medicinal licorice-based spice and ginseng. Soft, broad and supple in the mouth yet not lacking structure, there’s a biggish core of black cherry fruit with hint of strawberry and something vaguely recalling pineapple on the palate. The flavors are pronounced, if subtle and kind of seamless. The finish is zesty with the tannins offering a lovely driving edge to the long, slightly medicinal herb flavors layered over the candied strawberry fruit. 92 points
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  • 451405annwrite Totally agree about Porter of my favorite wineries. Their Carignane is wonderful, too. What about Mounts Winery and Thomas George (who took over the David Bruce property)? Great list.

  • 89065Gregory Dal Piaz Thanks. I'll have to add visits to Mounts and Thomas George to my next visits out there so that i can report back!

  • 451405annwrite I love Copain Winery, too, in Sonoma County for Pinots and Michel Schlumberger. Cheers to your next trip!

  • 541617CarlJBonura I have been to Sonoma many times and have celebrated their Pinot Noir but except for Schug, I have not tasted any of these PNs. Wow, I have missed so many good ones, it seems! I agree with Annwrite that Copain wines are quite good and Thomas George, too. One of my favorite PN wineries is MacPhail. They used to be exclusively PN producers and everything I tasted was outstanding. Another recent PN discovery was from Kokomo Winery. Their 2008 Peter's Vineyard and the Gopher Hill PN are very good representations of the restrained approach to these wines. Salute`!

  • 89065Gregory Dal Piaz MacPhail is great but boy are the wines hard to find over here on the East Coast!

  • 541617CarlJBonura Not in the stores here on the South Coast, either. But I do order directly from time to time.

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