Lot 398 | 2012 Dry Creek Valley

Pinot Noir

Gold Medal: 2014 Denver Int'l Wine Competition; 92 Pts, Gold Medal: Critics Challenge; Juicy, seductive, provocative Pinot Noir.

$16.00

(28 Reviews)

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Lot 398 2012 Dry Creek Valley Pinot Noir

Lot 398 | 2012 Dry Creek Valley

Pinot Noir

$16.00

(28 Reviews)

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

Wine Details

The wine is a beauty, emerging with an enticing nose of rich raspberry, high-toned violet, and white flower elements. Juicy, fresh, and quite seductive aromatically, it's equally enticing on the palate, with raspberry pie and purple floral notes overlaying a juicy texture with a long and sinuous finish. With time in the glass, a provocative anise seed emerges in the nose, making it all the more compelling.

  • Vintage
  • 2012
  • Appellation
  • Dry Creek Valley
  • Grape
  • Pinot Noir 100%
  • Alcohol by Volume
  • 13.6%
  • Cases Produced
  • 5600 Cases
  • Drink/hold
  • Now through 2020
  • Release Email
Cam Confidential

The vineyard is at the extreme western edge of the Dry Creek appellation, nestled into the hills there at the edge of a valley that has more direct egress/drainage to the ocean than the rest of the valley…sort of a “Petaluma Gap,” if you will, except 30 miles to the North. It happens to be quite a nice microclimate for growing Pinot Noir. Usually, the source winery (that charges $40/bottle) wouldn't part with this, but it was in transition, having recently changed hands.

Reviews

28 Reviews Total

Viejito feo

Verified Purchase

We drank this in 2014 I gave it Silver my wife rated it Gold...
March 2018 .. We opened our second Bottle . My wife rated it DOUBLE GOLD.. I gave it PLATINUM...

Stanley

No longer NEEDS decanting/air to "show", although the flavors DID improve markedly with time in the glass. I'll likely hold my remaining 2 bottles for 18 mos or so, expecting them to last every BIT as long as the talking pts here say.

James

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I like this pinot, but it doesn't have the depth or richness of, say, Lot 483. It's light and easy drinking but it didn't "wow" me. There are better pinots out there.

Andrew

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This Pinot Noir is pure raspberry. Open up a pint of raspberries and smash your face into it, and that is this wine. Touches of earthy spice, but very subtle. I think it was a great value at $16, but would be disappointed at $40+ given the lack of depth.

Jeff

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Smooth, on the light side, and a great value for the price. It doesn't have that overly alcoholic odor that you get from some other wine. For the price, I think it's solid

Tom

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I am a big fan of CH's various Pinots they've released over the years.
Though this one is very good, that's how I'd rate it. Not great or over the top excellent, but a solid, very drinkable wine

Larry

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I agree with the reviewer who found this wine a bit weak. I bought it based on all the recommendations and awards. Have four bottles. Uncorked one tonight. Underwhelming. Does it need more time in the bottle?

Alan

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Read the glowing reviews and I have to say I'm not feeling it all on this wine. I let the wine breathe & it didn't help. Poor finish and a little sharp for a pinot. Not worth $16

Gary

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The only wine for our Thanksgiving dinner and the only mistake was I only brought 1 bottle

Julie

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I can't stop buying this one.......love it!