Alysian Wines 2008 Floodgate Vineyard, West Block Pinot Noir

  • Year: 20058
  • Winery: Alysian Wines
  • Varietal: Pinot Noir
  • Region: Sonoma County
  • Retail Price: $65.00
  • Sale Price: $42.00

Alluring aromas of violet, fresh blackberry and stone fruits lead to an array of wild berries, fresh plum and black pepper spice on the palate. This is enjoyable now, but also is a strong candidate for careful, long-term cellaring.

93 points, Greg Walter, Pinot Report (April 2012): “Deep, full and complex blackberry and cherry flavors…Full and rich…”

92 points, Robert Whitley, Wine Reviews Online (May 2012): “…Beautifully balanced…Easily one of the finer New World Pinots I’ve ever tasted.”

91 points, Tasting Panel Magazine, Anthony Dias Blue (January/February 2012): “Smooth and lush with meaty cherry and berry fruit …”

Rusty Gaffney, PinotFile, Exceptional (January 2012): “…Packed with flavor, yet crisp and light on its feet…”

Just 201 cases made.

This wine was recently featured in The California Wine Club's wine of the month club.