Buena Vista Pinot Noir Ramal Vineyard Estate 2007

Pinot Noir from Carneros, California

Price: $42.00 $13.99
Save $28.01 (67%)
Item No. 108603
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.3%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

The 2007 Ramal Vineyard Pinot Noir shows a great combination of fruit intensity, structure and ageability. The color is deep purple with aromas of blueberry, plum and blackberry fruit, anise, allspice and mushroom. It has bright raspberry and deeper plum flavors with cinnamon, vanilla and toast notes on the long, silky finish. Pair this rich Pinot Noir with beef tenderloin and sautéed spinach.

Bold enough to pair with a roasted rosemary rack of lamb along with new spring red potatoes.

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Rating:
(8/3/2012)
Style: Earthy & Spicy
Finest Pinot Noir from the Carneros region - solid performance year over year - look out for the black label (Ramal vineyard)
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(9/27/2012)
Style: Smooth & Supple
great wine and a great year!
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(9/29/2012)
Style: Smooth & Supple
Excellent, will definitely purchase again when on speial
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Rating:
(8/8/2012)
An excellent pinot for this price point
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Rating:
(4/18/2012)
Style: Smooth & Supple
Great value and nice rich taste.
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Rating:
(4/8/2012)
Beautiful tasting room, a very nice wine.
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antiqueart - Birmingham, AL (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(8/8/2012)
Style: Smooth & Supple
This is an excellent PN and one of the best I have found under $15 I regret not getting more
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Erik Larson - Belvedere Tiburon, CA (read all my reviews)

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(3/24/2012)
Style: Smooth & Supple
For the price, this is certainly four stars - a bit of cherry pinch yet rich and smooth, and seems like it could get better over the next couple few years.
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(3/20/2012)
Style: Smooth & Supple
This is a solid, meatier Pinot for the price.
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(3/24/2012)
Good value, very drinkable
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(3/18/2012)
once it opens up it is very approachable and a good everyday wine
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Corey Bragg - Springfield, OR (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(3/24/2012)
Style: Light & Fruity
Not their best but still a nice bottle.
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paul dean - Denville, NJ (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(2/18/2012)
Style: Smooth & Supple
I am not a huge fan of Pinot; but, this was pretty good. I feel that it should be drunk within the next year.
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jeff b - Southampton, PA (read all my reviews)

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(4/18/2012)
Style: Big & Bold
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