Tasting Notes: Barnett Pinot Noir Tina Marie Russian River Valley, 2019

It's like finding the perfect dance partner — smooth, elegant, and utterly captivating

If you buy something from the links on this page, we may earn a commission. Why Trust Us?

Barnett Pinot Noir Tina Maria Russian River Valley (2019) Review & Guide

Ah, the Barnett Pinot Noir Tina Marie from the Russian River Valley! Let me just start by saying that when it comes to a Pinot Noir, this wine is one of the favorites in my house.  So let’s take a little journey and dive in to the details of this fabulous pour. 

The Barnett Pinot Noir Tina Marie from the Russian River Valley (2019) Guide

Barnett Pinot Noir Tine Marie Russian River Valley Overview

This Pinot Noir showcases some of the best characteristics of this cool-climate region.  It’s  produced in California’s Russian River Valley AVA, which is known for its complexity and balance.  As a result, you’ll find cherry, plum, bright acidity, earthiness, spice and a great finish.  I prefer a bit of a chill.

Average Price

750 ml
$ 0

So what  makes this one stand out for us?  In my opinion, what sets this one apart from some others is that for this area, it’s a bit more refined than some others I’ve tried.  It’s a sophisticated, well made Pinot Noir that (again, in our opinion) is among the best in this region.




United States


California, Sonoma County





What Does this Pinot Noir Taste Like? (Tasting Notes)

This red is known for its rich acidity, forward fruit and great balance. flavor profile. Here are the typical tasting notes you can expect from this wine:


Aromas of cherry, strawberry and even pomegranate, as well as vanilla, violet and  earthy notes.


Flavors of strawberry, raspberry, spice and smokiness. Perfectly balanced and a bright acidity. Smooth, with a fabulous finish.

Overall, it’s a vibrant, flavorful well balanced wine, with a bright acidity that gives this wine a refreshing character that keeps you coming back for more.  Pinot Noir is a great wine to have on hand all year round and can be enjoyed with any occasion, whether it’s a holiday, a celebratory dinner, or a hang out with friends.

Pros & Cons

Of course everyone’s preferences and opinions are different, especially when it comes to enjoying a wine.  You should always drink what you enjoy, regardless of what some people put at the top of the list.  But it’s always fun to try something new, and experiment with different grapes, vintages and regions.    

This is one of Dave’s all time favorite Pinots.  Below are a few points below that might be worth noting, based on personal experience.  


  • Sophisticated, but easy to drink, fruit forward, but a hint of vanilla and a great finish.
  • Not heavy.  I prefer lighter reds and really enjoyed this one.
  • Versatile. I find some Pinot Noirs can be a little tough to pair, I enjoyed this with my steak.


  • This one comes in tat a bit of a higher price point – with an average price (that I’ve found) of around $60
  •  I prefer this a bit chilled, or at a minimum below room temperature
  • I preferred this one after being decanted for a while.

What Foods Pair Well With This Pinot Noir?

In terms of food pairings, the Barnett Pinot Noir Tina Marie can actually be quite versatile.  Its vibrant acidity makes it an excellent match for roasted duck or herb-crusted salmon. It also pairs well with earthy dishes, like mushroom risotto (yum), or truffle-infused pasta. But don’t be afraid to get creative and mix things up a bit! This wine mingles with a variety of flavors, and as always can simply be enjoyed on its own.

Should I Chill It?

Again, something like this is always personal preference.  I prefer my lighter reds chilled, so if you prefer the same I’d recommend trying and serving this Pinot Noir slightly below room temperature – maybe around 55 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit. This range allows the flavors to shine while still maintaining the wine’s elegance.  And if you enjoy that, you can always outright chill it to your preference.

Is It Worth the Price?

Honestly, I think so.  Sure Barnett Pinot Noir Tina Marie Russian River Valley is on the higher end of the spectrum.  However, if you’re a wine enthusiast who loves trying wines, and is seeking a memorable wine, it’s definitely worth the splurge.  The craftsmanship and quality of the grapes shine through in every sip, making it a wine worth celebrating.

Where to Buy It Online

Barnett Pinot Noir Tina Marie Russian River Valley 2019


Overall, I really enjoy Barnett Pinot Noir Tina Marie Russian River Valley (2019)   I find this an enjoyable, well balanced, easy to drink wine that leans on the side of sophistication.  It does come with a but of a higher price tag, so that’s something to keep in mind.  But I really feel like you almost can’t go wrong with this one – making it a great one to add to your list.  So, grab a bottle, prepare your taste buds for a fun adventure, and let this wine transport you to a world of pure enjoyment.  Cheers!

Reader Comments (How Our Readers Rate It)

We’re not wine snobs around here so we live by the motto, “Drink what you like,” so while this one may not be for everyone, we’d love to hear what you think of it.  Sound off below – just be kind.

{{ reviewsTotal }}{{ options.labels.singularReviewCountLabel }}
{{ reviewsTotal }}{{ options.labels.pluralReviewCountLabel }}
{{ options.labels.newReviewButton }}
{{ userData.canReview.message }}