2013 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir | Claypool Cellars | Winestyr
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2013 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

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Appellation: Sonoma Coast AVA

By: Claypool Cellars

In: Santa Rosa, CA

750mL / 13.0% ABV

Winestyr Review

This is another killer Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir from Claypool Cellars. Crafted with fruit sourced from some of the best vineyards from the true Sonoma Coast, and made by rockstar winemaking team of Katy Wilson (Larue, Flowers) and Ross Cobb (Cobb, Flowers), this wine is elegant, balanced, and precise. Bright, pure cherry notes, with a hint of cranberry, lead to a wonderful layer of wet leaves, tobacco, and a hint of vanilla. This is an exquisite wine and it's drinking beautifully right now. 450 cases produced.

What We Love

  • Elegant and balanced
  • Layers of complexity

This is a stunning Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir that would be great for fans of new world Pinot Noir and Burgundy alike.


"As I tiptoe through the entertainment industry, dabbling in mediums beyond the microphone and my four-stringed piece of electric furniture, I once again find myself venturing into a new foray. What started as an attempt to fill our own personal wine cache has turned into a “boutique” wine venture which I’m sure will eventually cause friction between me and my two good friends/partners, as all businesses tend to do. Having lived in West Sonoma County for over 17 years, I’ve watched what was once the Gravenstein apple haven of Northern California turn into a Mecca for those wine geeks who seek out optimum quality Pinot Noir. The region is known as the Russian River Valley, and the fruit that comes from this area is arguably some of the best on the planet." - Les Claypool


Claypool Cellars is the creation and vision of legendary musician and artist Les Claypool (of Primus fame) and his wife Chaney. Don't let this celebrity-turned-vintner story fool you though, because unlike other versions of this story, Les and Chaney take this endeavor very seriously and the wines are truly stunning. They have enlisted the rock star winemaking team of Ross Cobb (Flowers, Cobb) and Katy Wilson (Flowers, LaRue) and source fruit from some of the best vineyards in Sonoma County to make some very serious Pinot Noirs for true connoisseurs of the variety.

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Customer Reviews

  • D2

    Verified Purchase

    We know Pinots are lighter, but this one we could barely finish and that definitely says something. Trust us : ) It had little to no taste and the bit of taste that was there was not good. We were pretty disappointed.