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2011 Pinot Noir
Wolff Vineyards Edna Valley

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95 Points

1st at San Francisco Pinot Shootout's Pinot Summit

"Enormously complex and layered, this is not a wine that will appeal to everyone, but I love it. Vibrant and silky, it has scents of camphor, cocoa, cinnamon, candied cherry and a hint of forest floor."

Scott Clemens 

Epicurean Traveller



94 Points

3rd Out of 497 Pinots

San Francisco Pinot Shootout

A varietal specific judging of 450-500 Pinot Noirs around the World meticulously and blindly judged twice over three months by 50 judges


"Generous and very inviting range of aromas offering bright Bing cherry and freshly picked ripe cherry followed nicely by accents of cocoa, cinnamon, and well proportioned barrel notes. Palate is equally complex with the aromatic profile well stated in the beautifully layered palate. The addition of blueberry shows nicely. Just enough earth and forest floor to keep it real. The fine-grained tannins lend a silkiness to the long, graceful, and well-balanced finish. Lots to like here.


San Francisco Pinot Shootout

The Most Comprehensive Pinot Noir Competition in the World


"2011 Double Bond Pinot; the best vintage from one of the top California Pinot producers. I’ve blind tasted this against Selyem, Peter Michael, and Aubert and it consistently comes out on top at 1/2 the price. This is a real Burgundy-lovers Pinot with Old-World style bouquet and mouthfeel. The taste profile is rich and savory with beautifully integrated tannins. At 8 years old, it’s really at peak time to drink, although I think this can easily go for another several years. If you are a Pinot lover, don’t miss this one."

David Burdick

Pinot Aficionado  

A Note About Age

It is true this isn’t the young 2016 Pinot Noirs on most winery lists… and I think that is why you are a part of Double Bond. You are a part of the movement to enjoy wines based on their maturity and not their age. 

Traditional wine regions are encouraged to age their Pinots considerably longer than most people on the West Coast are accustomed to. There are many reasons for the New World's high turn over of vintages, but speed to roll over to the next year as quickly as possible has never been included in our winemaking philosophy. 

Although we specialize in Central Coast varietals, we deliberately design them to be aged like the classical varietals, where Pinots are allowed to age 10 years and beyond according to their potential. Our wines barrel age for up to 24 months and bottle age a minimum of two years and often longer. The 2011 is mature and ready to drink now.

John Klacking PhD

Founder & Vintner


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Wolff Vineyard