Lot 395 | 2012 California

Pinot Noir

Award Winner: 2014 SF Chronicle Wine Competition; Delicious raspberry, cherry, and spice with juicy texture. Archetypal California Pinot.

$18.00

(17 Reviews)

Discounted shipping on 12 bottles. Free shipping on 24 or more.

Lot 395 2010 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

Lot 395 | 2012 California

Pinot Noir

$18.00

(17 Reviews)

Discounted shipping on 12 bottles. Free shipping on 24 or more.

Wine Details

Inviting aromas of fresh raspberry, cherry and cola spice swirl around a dark earth core of forest floor, black fruits, and wet stone. Beautifully aromatic and intense. On the palate, a juicy texture is supported by dark fruits and cherry spice along with well-integrated French oak. Terrific structure is perfectly balanced by broad sweeping tannins. No need to decant - just pop and pour!

  • Vintage
  • 2012
  • Appellation
  • California
  • Grape
  • Pinot Noir 100%
  • Alcohol by Volume
  • 14.2%
  • Cases Produced
  • 3500
  • Drink/hold
  • Now through 2023
  • Release Email
Cam Confidential

The 2012 vintage afforded us tremendous opportunity to score awesome Pinot values all over the state of CA – a fantastic, picture-perfect vintage combined with huge quantities of amazing fruit. This particular Lot is sourced from a famed grower with simply too much fruit above their contracts. We got the grapes for a song and are passing this amazing value along to you. 5 months in 25% new French oak is all this wine needed, given the raucous, ripe fruit and soft tannins that characterized the vintage.

Reviews

17 Reviews Total

Jason

Verified Purchase

Along with Lot 403, these two Russian River Valley Pinots are simply excellent straight out of the bottle! Wish I could get more!

Jaime

This is a perfect weeknight pinot. Juicy raspberry with a little earth and a little spice. Found this at a random wine shop near my home and bought out the store! Glad I did. This is a white wine drinker's red. Not too hefty, not too tannic....great with almost any dish or on its own.

Kathryn

Verified Purchase

I'm just sorry I didn't buy more.

Brian

Verified Purchase

The true test is how many bottles you buy, and I've probably ordered 3 cases of this. Simply a steal at $18

Peter

Verified Purchase

I recommend that you stock up on this one while still available!

David

Verified Purchase

This is slightly better than Lot 405 but they are both great to have as an everyday wine. Goes well with food or just sipping while enjoying the sunset.

Metz

Verified Purchase

You won't be disappointed with this lot. Smooth raspberry flavor with a hint of cherry. I would compare it to a 30-35 dollar bottle from CA or Oregon. Grab a case while it lasts.

Kristofer

Verified Purchase

So, I got my case of CH wine home, and popped the cork on my first bottle of Lot 395 as my first one out of the case. Initially I was very disappointed, not much flavor... all I got was tannins. And then... I REALIZED MY ERROR. I'd picked up my case from my office shipping department before I left for work, and then ran four hours worth of errands with the case in the trunk of my car in sub-freezing temperatures. The bottle was quite cold, probably 40-454 degrees, tops. Don't know why I didn't realize this before... oops, my bad. So I decanted into a container, and funneled back into the bottle and figured I'd try again tomorrow at room temperature. Lo and behold, this wine opened up like you wouldn't believe. The fruit is there, and definite, but not overpowering. Raspberry, and cherry, for sure. Wish this wine had a bit more of a tail on the finish, but hey, perfection is rare. It's an awesome wine at a great price, as long as you don't leave it in the trunk of your car in winter before uncorking it... :)

Bryan

Verified Purchase

This was a unanimous blind tasting winner among a mixed group of five $20/bottle 2012 California Pinots at my Thanksgiving celebration. Fantastic and balanced immediately after opening, with lots of complexity and a solid fruit core. I prefer it to Lot 405 and feel this has just a bit more nuance and panache, however many seem to love 405 quite a bit as well (and it was certainly worth its price). Though, this is the one I went back to double down on...

Tricia

Verified Purchase

First purchase from CH. I was a little skeptical but was pleasantly surprised. This was a wonderful full bodied wine. Poured a glass and enjoyed a leisurely chat on Thanksgiving while the turkey roasted. Recommend it highly.