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Bearboat Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 2014

Member Review by kerry68:

Smooth

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Bearboat:
Bearboat is a wine based out of the Russian River Valley in Sonoma, California. The name plays on the theme of the Russian River - the bears, the symbol of Russia, are in a rowboat on the river. The principal winemaker is Raphaël Brisbois, an Alsatian who originally worked for several fine Champagne houses before coming to the states, where he worked for sparkling producers including Iro... Read more
Bearboat is a wine based out of the Russian River Valley in Sonoma, California. The name plays on the theme of the Russian River - the bears, the symbol of Russia, are in a rowboat on the river. The principal winemaker is Raphaël Brisbois, an Alsatian who originally worked for several fine Champagne houses before coming to the states, where he worked for sparkling producers including Iron Horse. He began making still wines at Bearboat for Remy Cointreau in the mid 1990s. The wines are sourced from vineyards throughout the Russian River Valley and Sonoma, using cool-climate varietals best suited to the region’s growing conditions such as Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc.  Read less

Member Reviews for Bearboat Pinot Noir Russian River Valley

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Snooth User: kerry68
94473570
4.00 5
Vintage: 2010 12/15/2013

Smooth


Snooth User: ejb7777
152298231
5.00 5
Vintage: 2010 03/18/2015

Five glasses


Snooth User: YouBooze
1103047147
4.50 5
Vintage: 2008 05/23/2012

You immediately notice it's pale-ruby coloring and its strong bouquet of fresh, lush strawberries. This wine is extremely silky as it moves across the palate and you will be sure to taste strawberries, sweet toffee and vanilla that lead into a balanced mouth-watering acidity. Unlike most Pinot Noirs, this finishes off with refined tannins that give this delicious wine a lingering, elegant finish.

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Strawberries
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  • Snooth User: grittyk
    523956137
    1.50 5
    Vintage: 2008 06/08/2011

    Boring. Not what I'd expect from a $15 Pinot Noir.


    Snooth User: rosalindaluna
    67787090
    2.00 5
    Vintage: 2008 04/25/2011

    Two glasses


    Snooth User: CageyT
    2840241,562
    2.50 5
    Vintage: 2007 03/24/2011

    Mildly interesting Pinot Noir-- a little on the thin side in terms of mouth feel and also flavor intensity. Just doesn't compare to the Washington and Oregon PNs. Also, what a goofy label! Anybody else getting increasingly annoyed with the vacuous nonsense people are putting on the back of a bottle?


    Snooth User: bobcatpunk
    959686568
    4.00 5
    Vintage: 2007 09/23/2012

    raspberries and cherries, light body, spicy finish, nice wine for the price


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    External Reviews for Bearboat Pinot Noir Russian River Valley

    External Review
    Vintage: 2011 12/21/2014

    Clear pale ruby color with pronounced strawberry, and bing cherry aromas. Delicate body, well balanced acidity and lingering finish of strawberries and hint of vanilla spice. - Winery


    External Review
    Vintage: 2011 07/05/2015

    Clear pale ruby color with pronounced strawberry, and bing cherry aromas. Delicate body, well balanced acidity and lingering finish of strawberries and hint of vanilla spice. - Winery ** Only 12 in Stock **


    External Review
    Vintage: 2009 02/06/2013

    Aside from being a great image Bearboat is a great and affordable Pinot Noir. Whether it's their Russian River Valley or Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir we promise you will not be sorry for trying Bearboat.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2008 05/23/2011

    Nice and delicately structured in the mouth, an elegant wine with fine acidity and a silky finish. The classic Russian River flavors suggest cherries, cola, mocha and cinnamon spice.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2008 06/22/2011

    There's enough fruit in this simple, soda-like Pinot Noir to start an orchard. It has candied flavors of raspberries, red cherries, strawberries and cola, with oak contributing the usual caramel and vanilla. But it sure is tasty.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2008 05/23/2011

    A very nice Pinot, actually Bearboat's best yet, that shows the dry silkiness of a fine Russian River Pinot, and also some complex layers of flavor. Cherries, rhubarb, pomegranates, orange zest, herb tea, clove and pepper all mingle together, enlivened by crisp acidity.


    External Review
    Source: CityWineCellar.com
    Vintage: 2008 04/12/2011

    Pale ruby color with moderately intense aromas of strawberry and vanilla notes. Medium body, balanced acidity and soft tannins.


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