Pinot Noir

As a lover of cool climate Pinot Noir, I want each of my Pinots to speak eloquently of their birthplace. Site is so critical in Pinot Noir, and I choose each vineyard, whether from the Sonoma Coast, Petaluma Gap or Russian River, for its unique character.

Much like the accent you unconsciously acquired in the place where you grew up, aspects derived from terroir shine through each wine with every vintage. You can taste the climate, the site and the farmer’s conscientiousness in your glass. That is magic to me. One of my favorites, and in fact, the flagship vineyard of the Blagden brand, is Sangiacomo, a storied spot that yields wines of superb complexity, horsepower, age-worthiness and richness. And yet, they exhibit a deft and unflappable grace. It is an honor to make wine from such a stalwart property, and it has become our go-to source for superbly balanced, food-worthy Pinot every year.

Because I love variety—and I hope you do, too—I sometimes seek out other vineyards of indelible character to add depth and individuality to the Blagden portfolio.

2016 Pinot Noir Sangiacomo Roberts Road

Dark and ‘pinocity’ on the nose – notes of dark and red fruits with a pretty, perfume bombard the nose. On the palate, the entry is rich and smooth – and then shows sweet, dark and red fruits e.g. blackberry, black cherry, cranberry and plum that are well integrated with some interesting Asian spice and subtle sweet oak. The finish is mouthwateringly sweet, long and lingering. This is a rich, yet elegant Pinot Noir.

2016 Placida Pinot Noir

This wine is medium garnet in color and shows dark and red, brambly fruits and cola on the nose. The palate bursts for the with red and black fruits – essences of blackberry, pomegranate, red and black cherries. The rich and soft mouthfeel leads to a long lingering finish, with elegantly integrated tannins.

2015 Pinot Noir Sangiacomo Roberts Road

Dark, ruby red in color, plum and Bing cherry pie on the nose, rich and lush on the palate – it explodes in your mouth with flavors of black fruits – blackberry, blueberry, dark currant with a hint of alpine strawberry. It is supple, elegant, juicy, yet sophisticated and exquisitely balanced with depth and the ability to go the distance.

2015 Pinot Noir Ayiana

Dark ruby red in color, there is pomegranate, cola, red raspberry, black cherry and sandalwood on the nose. Upon entry, black cherry, wild strawberry and plum burst forward as vanilla and subtle, sweet oak spice supports. The finish is long, balanced, lingering and pleasant – leaving a sweet toasty-oak imprint on the palate.

2013 Pinot Noir Sangiacomo Roberts Road

Reddish-purple in color with a rich and sweet, mouthwatering dark plum, black tea and leather on the nose. After a voluptuous entry, the wine explodes on the palate with black cherry, clove, cranberry and black currant with a long and balanced finish - the layers unfold in your mouth. This is a round, lush and well-integrated wine.


2012 Pinot Noir Sangiacomo Roberts Road

Black current in color, there is a youthful dark cherry, roasted fig with cassis earthiness on the nose. Mouthwatering and juicy flavors of violet and pluot, sweet orange peel and jasmine tea. A long and lingering finish leaves you wanting more.


2010 Pinot Noir Sangiacomo Roberts Road

This wine is rich purple in color and shows black raspberry and black currant on the nose with mouthwatering plum, cassis, blackberry and sweet chocolatey earthiness on the palate. The juicy, persistent finish is long and lush. Updated Oct 2018: This is purplish ruby in color with a shy smoky, earthy nose that opens up to candied cherries and east Indian spice. A firm tannin backbone is wound around a rich, candied raspberry fruit core with some crushed gravel and iodine. The lingering finish brings together earth and spice – and will complement many foods.


2009 Pinot Noir Sangiacomo

Light in color, a pale ruby-amber. Light- to medium in weight.
A nose of brambly shrub, red fruits and then sinking into a dark cola.
The tannins are soft, initially lifted red fruits, it moves into a core of darker tones of rhubarb and dark cherries. The finish is long with asian spice and earl grey tea-like citrus notes. It is very elegant and integrated.


2008 Pinot Noir Sangiacomo Roberts Road

This wine is a rich reddish-purple in color, with dark plum, cassis, and a hint of soy on the nose. It is juicy and balanced on the palate bursting with sweet, dark fruits, nutmeg and clove - leading to a long, mouthwatering finish.


2007 Pinot Noir Sangiacomo Roberts Road

This wine shows a deep reddish-purple brilliance with beautiful clarity. On the nose, there is some smoky-toastiness layered with mouthwatering spicy, earthiness. Dark fruits such as black cherries and ripe plums are layered with subtle barrel influences of vanilla and clove. The entry is rich and smooth and seamlessly leads to a plush mid-palate, which segues into a long, intense and uninterrupted finish. Well balanced with good acid, this wine will pair well with food. This wine has distinctive ‘Pinocity’.


2006 Pinot Noir Sangiacomo Roberts Road

Garnet in color with beautiful clarity and brilliance, this wine shows hints of red currents, black cherries, and red plums layered with vanilla, clove and a spicy-earthiness on the nose. The sweet, velvety entry leads to a juicy mid-palate, with a consistent, layered, and long harmonious finish.


Blagden Wines Pinot Noir



2015 Pinot Noir Sangiacomo



2016 Pinot Noir Sangiacomo

$58.00 $40.00


2016 Pinot Noir Placida

2015 Ayiana 750ml


2015 Pinot Noir Ayiana

$35.00 $30.00