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2016 Gracenote Napa Valley Pinot Noir

2016 Gracenote Napa Valley Pinot Noir Zoom

This Napa Valley beauty offers notes of red cherry, boysenberry, red berries, tobacco and spice.

Varietal: Pinot Noir Vintage: 2016
Brand: Gracenote
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272 Ratings (3.6/5.0) Rating: 4 Buy It Again Score (82%) Rate this wine
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About Pinot Noir

Very sensitive to climate and handling in winery, this fickle grape of Burgundy yields low tannin and acidity, medium colors and lifespan. Classic berry, cherry and currant flavors, silky textures typically balanced with spicy or floral tones.

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3.6/ 5.0
Rating: 4

272 Ratings

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    • Rating: 4

    This is a great Pinot. I am sorry to say I don't like Pinot so this is a bit unfair. Even then it was very drinkable and my friends who like Pinot loved it.

    2/13/2019 Michael O.
    • Colorado Spgs, CO
    • Rater Rank 368
    • Number of Ratings 3
    • Average 3.8
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4

    exquisite

    2/10/2019 Yves J.
    • Philadelphia, PA
    • Rater Rank 463
    • Number of Ratings 2
    • Average 5.0
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4

    Better than I thought it would be. Light fruity wine that is not too sweet. Pinots tend to be a little lighter than CabZin.

    2/10/2019 Jim A.
    • Lilburn, GA
    • Rater Rank 462
    • Number of Ratings 2
    • Average 2.8
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4

    this was a good wine for the $. Usually i prefer to spend more on Pinot Noir because the less expensive ones are not always as good but this was fine

    2/07/2019 Deb B.
    • Scottsdale, AZ
    • Rater Rank 321
    • Number of Ratings 4
    • Average 4.3
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4

    Rich and tasty. I liked it!

    2/06/2019 Micheal C.
    • Mechanicsburg, PA
    • Rater Rank 569
    • Number of Ratings 1
    • Average 3.5
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4

    Very good. Had a big kick to it.

    1/26/2019 Kathryn P.
    • Las Vegas, NV
    • Rater Rank 394
    • Number of Ratings 3
    • Average 4.8
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4

    Great Pinot

    1/25/2019 John M.
    • Vancouver, WA
    • Rater Rank 489
    • Number of Ratings 2
    • Average 4.3
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4

    Balanced, Medium-bodied, Mellow, Very Nice will love more of these!

    1/19/2019 Karolyn O.
    • Bronx, NY
    • Rater Rank 612
    • Number of Ratings 1
    • Average 5.0
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4

    Best Pinot Noir!

    12/31/2018 Brenda P.
    • Oak Harbor, WA
    • Rater Rank 536
    • Number of Ratings 2
    • Average 4.0
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4

    Loved it

    12/31/2018 Christine M.
    • Spring, TX
    • Rater Rank 216
    • Number of Ratings 7
    • Average 5.0
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4

    Smooth, balanced

    12/14/2018 Jennifer B.
    • Carmel, IN
    • Rater Rank 261
    • Number of Ratings 6
    • Average 4.0
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4

    Very full-bodied for a Pinot Noir...loved the flavors.

    12/13/2018 Shawn D.
    • Highlands Ranch, CO
    • Rater Rank 582
    • Number of Ratings 2
    • Average 5.0
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4

    smooth with nice finish

    12/11/2018 Scott C.
    • Irving, TX
    • Rater Rank 266
    • Number of Ratings 6
    • Average 2.6
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4

    This was a Pinot with very good structure and balance. Drank similar to a good petite syrah

    12/04/2018 Michael H.
    • Rochester, NY
    • Rater Rank 230
    • Number of Ratings 7
    • Average 3.4
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4

    Very Good Pinot Noir at a fair price! Scored an A minus.

    11/28/2018 Timothy P.
    • Bloomfield Hills, MI
    • Rater Rank 235
    • Number of Ratings 7
    • Average 3.4
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4

    a surprisingly mild red

    11/26/2018 Robin G.
    • Arvada, CO
    • Rater Rank 625
    • Number of Ratings 2
    • Average 4.8
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4

    VERY NICE wine!!! I would like to try it again

    11/23/2018 Yeinier C.
    • Miami, FL
    • Rater Rank 299
    • Number of Ratings 6
    • Average 4.6
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4

    Sweet nose and flavor, clean finish. Very nice.

    11/06/2018 Ben B.
    • Pasadena, CA
    • Rater Rank 367
    • Number of Ratings 5
    • Average 4.2
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4

    Outstanding

    11/05/2018 Gerald G.
    • Lake Wales, FL
    • Rater Rank 369
    • Number of Ratings 5
    • Average 2.2
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4

    Medium bodied earthy just enough berry

    10/12/2018 Phil P.
    • Mint Hill, NC
    • Rater Rank 317
    • Number of Ratings 6
    • Average 3.3
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4

    Pleasant

    10/11/2018 James S.
    • Alamo, CA
    • Rater Rank 879
    • Number of Ratings 1
    • Average 4.0
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4

    Not usually a Pinot Noir fan but this surprised me, medium bodied with nice soft berry fruit

    10/09/2018 Bill P.
    • Fort Pierce, FL
    • Rater Rank 502
    • Number of Ratings 4
    • Average 3.3
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4

    very good

    9/16/2018 Kermit Q.
    • Alexandria, VA
    • Rater Rank 339
    • Number of Ratings 6
    • Average 3.8
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4

    Definitely taste a little spice and I like that. Enjoying this very much

    9/13/2018 Amy O.
    • Newport Beach, CA
    • Rater Rank 465
    • Number of Ratings 5
    • Average 1.9
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4

    Nice flavors not over powering a great pino noir!

    9/08/2018 Daniel A.
    • Sheboygan, WI
    • Rater Rank 97
    • Number of Ratings 14
    • Average 3.4
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4

    I loved it

    9/08/2018 Christophe R.
    • Houston, TX
    • Rater Rank 707
    • Number of Ratings 3
    • Average 4.3
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4

    How do I get more!

    9/06/2018 William S.
    • Dayton, OH
    • Rater Rank 452
    • Number of Ratings 5
    • Average 3.9
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4

    Ok.

    8/27/2018 Toyokazu K.
    • Southampton, NY
    • Rater Rank 400
    • Number of Ratings 6
    • Average 3.3
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4

    We really enjoyed this wine. I would definitely buy it again!

    8/23/2018 Melissa S.
    • Devon, PA
    • Rater Rank 878
    • Number of Ratings 2
    • Average 4.5
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4

    Probably better with food. Nice, light cherry taste.

    8/20/2018 Susan D.
    • Clarklake, MI
    • Rater Rank 346
    • Number of Ratings 7
    • Average 3.9
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4

    Very rich with dark fruit flavors. This really paired well with peppery steak and and raspberry tarte for dessert. Good for sippingenjoying with food.

    8/13/2018 Adam G.
    • Albany, NY
    • Rater Rank 138
    • Number of Ratings 10
    • Average 3.6
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4

    This wine 1st bottle opened was very nice. I have not tired the second bottle as yet. My concern for all of the wines is that when the case arrived, it was quite hot like the weather and a couple of the other wines I tried so far did taste 'off'. In the future, I will only order wines to be delivered when the climate here is not so hot.

    8/10/2018 Allie A.
    • Metairie, LA
    • Rater Rank 651
    • Number of Ratings 4
    • Average 2.0
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4

    Yummy!

    8/09/2018 Charles S.
    • Arrowbear Lake, CA
    • Rater Rank 112
    • Number of Ratings 11
    • Average 4.0
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4

    Rich and fruity. Smooth mouthfeel, long finish.

    8/06/2018 Joshua J.
    • Trenton, FL
    • Rater Rank 1,051
    • Number of Ratings 1
    • Average 5.0
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4

    So Smooth, tastes amazing

    8/03/2018 James M.
    • Plainfield, IL
    • Rater Rank 807
    • Number of Ratings 3
    • Average 2.0
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4

    A truly fascinating selection

    7/31/2018 Gerald S.
    • Bedford, TX
    • Rater Rank 920
    • Number of Ratings 2
    • Average 4.0
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4

    Excellent, One of the better Pinot Noirs that I have tasted in a long time

    7/21/2018 Richard M.
    • Murrells Inlt, SC
    • Rater Rank 1,087
    • Number of Ratings 1
    • Average 4.5
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4

    Delighted that two bottles were included...

    7/13/2018 Woody F.
    • Santa Cruz, CA
    • Rater Rank 392
    • Number of Ratings 7
    • Average 3.2
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4

    Not the bestworst pinot I've had. nothing special.

    7/01/2018 Will D.
    • Dallas, TX
    • Rater Rank 620
    • Number of Ratings 5
    • Average 1.6
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4

    Amazing!

    6/17/2018 Rebecca C.
    • Holmen, WI
    • Rater Rank 440
    • Number of Ratings 7
    • Average 4.5
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4

    great with a good steak.

    6/16/2018 Robert S.
    • Providence, RI
    • Rater Rank 533
    • Number of Ratings 6
    • Average 3.3
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4

    This was a humongous wine for what should be a very light bodied wine. beautiful color and excellent bouquet. Very fruit driven

    6/12/2018 Timothy B.
    • Havertown, PA
    • Rater Rank 543
    • Number of Ratings 6
    • Average 3.8
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4

    This wine was exceptional! I gave it an hourso to breathe before our dinner guests arrived. We ended up drinking it before dinner, and we all raved about how delicious it was!

    6/07/2018 Jennifer F.
    • Williston, VT
    • Rater Rank 826
    • Number of Ratings 4
    • Average 3.5
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4

    very good and my guest liked it as well

    6/05/2018 Carrie W.
    • Bohemia, NY
    • Rater Rank 522
    • Number of Ratings 6
    • Average 5.0
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4

    Classy pinot, our favorite

    6/04/2018 Robert S.
    • Fair Oaks, CA
    • Rater Rank 468
    • Number of Ratings 7
    • Average 3.5
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4

    A good Pinot noir. Mellow, not much complexity.

    6/01/2018 Chris J.
    • Santa Barbara, CA
    • Rater Rank 840
    • Number of Ratings 4
    • Average 3.5
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4

    Nice one, rich and suitable for weekend dinner

    5/31/2018 Hanny M.
    • Beverly Hills, CA
    • Rater Rank 1,089
    • Number of Ratings 2
    • Average 2.3
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4

    Well defined fruit, nicely integrated tannins, and that savory garrigue note at the end. Pleasantly surprised.

    3/03/2018 Gene W.
    • Lake Oswego, OR
    • Rater Rank 1,480
    • Number of Ratings 1
    • Average 4.0
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again

Recipes.

14 recipes match for this wine.

  • The Perfect Potatoes With the holidays on the horizon, several ACWC members have asked us for recipes to accompany main dishes such as turkey, ham. Here's one we love - and it can even be a meal in itself, served with a glass of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir. It makes 6 to 8 servings... Get The Recipe
    Grenoble Style Salmon This recipe, which matches beautifully with Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, makes 4 servings... Get The Recipe
    Pinot Noir Sauce Try this flavorful sauce over lambprime rib, and serve with Pinot Noir, Malbec red blend... Get The Recipe
    Mushroom Barley Stew A fruity red wine is the perfect match for this hearty recipe, which serves 4 to 6. MUSHROOM BARLEY STEW Ingredients - 1 T olive oil - 2 carrots, chopped... Get The Recipe
    Balsamic Maple Glazed Salmon Try this recipe, which makes 4 servings, with Pinot Noir, Syrah. Get The Recipe
  • Smoked Duck A La Orange Just in case this year's California wildfires impart a smoky flavor to vintage 2008 wines, here's a recipe that will match up nicely. Otherwise, try this dish - developed by Garre Winery Executive Chef Ty Turner -- with naturally smoky wines such as Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Pinot Noir, Syrah. Get The Recipe
    Smoked Salmon Penne Pasta In a world of anything-goes-food-and-wine pairing, we're on the lookout for recipes that match well with red OR white wines. This is one such recipe, and it makes two servings... Get The Recipe
    Green Salad With Cranberry Vinaigrette With almost any type of salad, we suggest Sauvignon Blanc as a well-matched wine. But because of the cranberry flavor featured in this recipe, you may want to try a wine that includes cranberry among its aromas and flavors. We tried it with a lighter-bodied Pinot Noir, and it turned out to be an intriguing and enticing combination. Get The Recipe
    Tomato Pesto Pasta A wonderful match with Cabernet Sauvignon, this recipe helps bring out the fruitful quality of the wine. It also matches nicely with other red wines, and serves 4. Get The Recipe
    Herb Crusted Tuna Steaks This recipe is extremely versatile, matching well with most white and lighter red wines. It makes 4 servings. Get The Recipe
  • Duck Breast With Red Wine Risotto This recipe calls for a good quality red wine, and we suggest either Pinot Noir, Merlot. Whichever you choose, we also suggest serving that wine with the meal. This recipe makes 4 servings. Get The Recipe
    Pan Fried Lamb Chops This recipe, which makes 4 servings, features flavors that can be enjoyed with virtually any red wine. Turn it into a complete meal with a side dish jasmine rice. Get The Recipe
    Pork Tenderloin With Tart Cherry Port And Caraway Sauce This delicious recipe from Sonoma County's J. Fritz Winery matches beautifully with almost any red wine. It makes 4 to 6 servings. Get The Recipe
    Tuscan Style Roasted Game Hens If you're looking for a change from turkey, ham this holiday season, try this easy-to-prepare dish that matches well with both white and red wines. It serves 6... Get The Recipe
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