Clendenen Family Vineyards "The Pip" Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir 2016

Ratings on Delectable

Dan H

Compared w burgundies w Kyra Danny Henry

Compared w burgundies w Kyra Danny Henry

8.8

Adam Nesto

This wine hit like a ton of bricks on a Sunday night.

This wine hit like a ton of bricks on a Sunday night.

9.1

C J

Unfortunately my bottle seems marred by brett. As far as I could tell, would have been quite a delicate and dry, spicy pinot otherwise. Just overwhelmingly barnyard.

Unfortunately my bottle seems marred by brett. As far as I could tell, would have been quite a delicate and dry, spicy pinot otherwise. Just overwhelmingly barnyard.

7.5

Mike Elmgreen

Rose petals, pretty pretty wine, black pepper, good length and acidity. Ugh clendenen is so good.

Rose petals, pretty pretty wine, black pepper, good length and acidity. Ugh clendenen is so good.

9.5

Albert Phelps

More like a Beaujolais. Cinnamon taste upfront. Light and acidic.

More like a Beaujolais. Cinnamon taste upfront. Light and acidic.

8.8

Awe Some

Classic Clendenen. Earthy and baking spices, but a ton of finesse. Runs neck and neck with more delicate zins, if you like your fruit. His pinots are some of the most distinctive out west. Not obviously patterned after the RRV "template" or the "rose but with 16psi of juice boost" that seems to infect PNW pinots in this bracket. He did Mary Elke's grapes more justice than just about anyone. His pinots surprise you like a ballerina who can dead lift 300lbs.

Classic Clendenen. Earthy and baking spices, but a ton of finesse. Runs neck and neck with more delicate zins, if you like your fruit. His pinots are some of the most distinctive out west. Not obviously patterned after the RRV "template" or the "rose but with 16psi of juice boost" that seems to infect PNW pinots in this bracket. He did Mary Elke's grapes more justice than just about anyone. His pinots surprise you like a ballerina who can dead lift 300lbs.

9.2

Location

  • 271 Amsterdam Ave
    New York, NY 10023

  • Hours:
    Monday-Saturday: 10AM-8PM
    Sunday: 12PM-8PM

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