Gauthier Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (3)

Gauthier Select Vineyards Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 3-Pack
$65.99 (Normally $122.90) 46% off List Price
2010 Gauthier Select Vineyards Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, Rockin’ H Ranch Vineyards
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Tasted this one in Austin:

  • Tart cherry flavors dominate.
  • Picked up some oak but not too much.
  • Tasted a little young, but not in a bad way. It’s drinking pretty well right now, but should age quite nicely.

Any experience aging any vintage of this wine?

Having worked with this vineyard for 10 years I can tell you the flavors are really layered. The three clone, 777 ,667 and Pommard give this wine Cherries and cramberies. The Ranch gives you allspice and sage.
I’m glad you like it.

The Oak is 90% french Medium toast to enhance the smokey feel in traditional French Pinot.
Austin is one of my favorite towns

No Maryland or West Virginia even? Now I don’t even have a convenient Woot-legging address for this one. And I’m tempted. sigh

You could try the 09 at Timpano grille in Maryland.

Personal experience aging this particular wine? Only the 5 minutes it spent in my glass at the Woot gathering… haha :wink:

That’s a good question and I should clarify, I am not qualified to guess from a single tasting what the long-term/max/optimal aging should be for this particular wine. I will leave that to the vintner.

What I can say with pretty good confidence from the tasting is that it should certainly continue to develop nicely in the short-term (over the next few years) should you choose to rack it.

Wait…did you say French Toast?

Is the first “G” for “Greg?” My brother-in-law was also named Greg Gauthier. Does that make us cousins?

Another brother-in-law and his wife, (belyndag on Woot), just spent a few days in Sonoma. Evidently they never found your vineyard or they surely would have visited. Lots of Gauthiers in South Louisiana! And we ALL love wine!

Welcome Greg!

…I was happy to discover Gauthier’s Pinot (and Riesling). This one has nice, red cherry fruit with a layer of spice. A solid Sonoma Coast Pinot…

I’m out of town, so I don’t have my tasting notes, but this was definitely in my top two wines of the Austin Wine.Woot Gathering.

As Neil says, this is very solid Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir. So if that’s your preferred style, and it is mine, you will probably enjoy this one.

Been looking to try some more Pinot…first woot since April. In for 1.

But what if I like it?? :wink:

Glad you broke the dry-spell… enjoy!

So this has nothing to do with this specific sale, but I want to ask you guys which cases of wine come packaged in styrofoam, with 2 pieces of styrofoam molded into a 12-holed package. I’ve ordered a couple cases, and some come in layered cardboard and some are enclosed in styrofoam. Is it just the winery’s choice?

I’m asking because I’ve found a use for these styrofoam pieces but only had one laying around, and need a second.

Sorry to chime in so late. I finally found my notes from Austin. This was a nice wine and I wish we had had time to try it over time and let it open up. I got cherry on the nose and a bit of alcohol, which dissipated before I emptied my glass. We thought this wine was good without food but I’m sure paired with the right food it would be great. I can’t remember where we were in our food courses but it didn’t work with what we were eating at the time. I definitely enjoy Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir and this was a nice example.

You mean that you don’t use them to store wine that doesn’t fit in your wine cooler?