Lot 480 | 2012 Russian River Valley

Pinot Noir

#1 of 4 super small-lot single vineyard Pinot Noir releases!

$22.00

(9 Reviews)

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

Lot 480 2012 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

Lot 480 | 2012 Russian River Valley

Pinot Noir

$22.00

(9 Reviews)

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

Wine Details

Beautifully pure and lifted nose of Bing cherry, ripe raspberry, smoke and anise. Smells great right out of the bottle. On the palate, it's linear and focused, with delineated and complex fruit and savory Burgundian notes; flavors of cherry cola, strawberry, and plush vanilla abound. Overall, a perfectly balanced Pinot with wonderful expression, purity, and fleshy mouthfeel. Gorgeous.

  • Vintage
  • 2012
  • Appellation
  • Russian River Valley
  • Grape
  • Pinot Noir
  • Alcohol by Volume
  • 14.9%
  • Cases Produced
  • 100
  • Drink/hold
  • Now through 2021
  • Release Email
Cam Confidential

As I've mentioned before, my favorite opportunity buys are shiners - bottles of wine that have no label on them. Some folks just happen to have a little bit extra out of big vintages like '12/'13/'14, and I was more than happy to scoop these up. Lot 480 is a single vineyard designate wine, saw approximately 35% new French oak, has already been in bottle for two years, and scored 92 and 93 points from the major publications. It is usually only sold in the producing winery's tasting room for $48, but is available here today for only $22!

Reviews

9 Reviews Total

Jack

Verified Purchase

Too bad this is sold out, received it as a quarterly wine shipment some time ago. Had it been a blind test, I would have guessed it was in the $40+ range. This wine must be from a prominent grower in the Russian River Valley. I am a fan of Williams Selyem Pinots, and I rank this wine with that quality. It had a deep red color and was a nearly full bodied Pinot.

Paul

Verified Purchase

Ordered this upon its release but opted for buy and hold. I didn't want it to come cross country in the heat. Finally arrived in early October along with lot 481, 482 and 483. Opened first bottle tonight, chilled to 12 degrees C, poured into a Pinot Noir glass, no decant but waited about 30 minutes. First sip a little harsh, so I swished it around, that made a big difference. This wine is wonderful, just don't rush it. Can't wait to try the other three lots.

Chris

An excellent Pinot Noir. Very, very drinkable and at a good price.

Peder

Verified Purchase

From the first pour, to the first sniff, to the first taste, I knew I had opened a wonderful wine. Too bad it's sol out so it cannot be savored by others.

Perry

Good now but I have labeled for next year

BILLY

Verified Purchase

Smooth and luxurious. This Pinot and your 481 are fantastic.

Scott

Verified Purchase

We found 480 to be acidic and a little rough. Perhaps another year in the bottle will smooth it out.

Chris

Verified Purchase

Day late and case short! Just amazing pinot noir! I received this pinot noir in my quarterly shipment and I wish I knew how good it was before it debuted online. If you are a pinot noir lover this is one of the best buys you will ever get!

Bob

Verified Purchase

Was taken back as to how good this was.