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"This attractive, well-defined release is fit with fine cherryish fruit and a bit of the velvety texture that marks the best workings of the grape...but the wine never lets go of its basic fruit, and it should do nicely when served alongside a juicy pork roast. Drink it now or let it go for two or three more years." -- Connoisseur's Guide


"This Pinot Noir struts its usual sinful mix of violets, lavender and dried rose petal aromas, supple in the mouth with a texture that is buttery-plus, with lots of black cherry and sweet leather."-- Richard Paul Hinkle


"Our Caribbean menu calls for adaptable wines like theā€¦1998 Pinot Noir from Greenwood Ridge Vineyards." -- Gourmet Magazine


"Bright and elegant. Ripe and jammy with the accent on blackberry over cherry fruit. Integrated tannins." -- The Press Democrat


"Vanilla, black-cherry and coffee aroma; lush flavors, silky texture, big roasted-coffee and ripe-fruit flavors; long balanced finish. Perfect with braised rabbit and bitter greens."-- The San Francisco Chronicle


"Soft and round, this cool, spicy pinot is weighty with fruit. The full mid-palate has a cherry compote flavor, contrasting with the minty aromatics. Allay its weight with beef tenderloin."-- Wine & Spirits Magazine


1998 Pinot Noir

Anderson Valley

0.56 T.A., 3.60 pH

14.1 alcohol

Bottled August 19, 1999

Released November 15, 1999

1100 cases produced




Gold, West Coast Wine Competition

Silver, Los Angeles County Fair

Silver, New World International Wine Competition

Bronze, National Orange Show

Bronze, San Diego National Wine Competition