Tasting Notes: An In-Depth Look at the Award-Winning Vaughn Duffy Pinot Noir

Pinot noir is an extremely sought-after red wine produced across the globe. It’s fruity and light in body.

It’s often listed on wine lists or in stores at a range of prices. There are a variety of pinot noir types, ranging including the famous Burgundy vineyards up to Oregon as well as New Zealand.


Vaughn’s pinot noir was awarded the title of top wine at the 11th Annual North competition, which brings together some of the best producers from all over the country. It’s a feat that is rare, particularly for a wine created by a young self-taught winemaker working at a crush-on-demand operation.

Matt and Sara Vaughn are the couple that make up Vaughn Duffy wines. Their stories revolve around determination, hard work and determination. This is a tale about how a small amount of unopened wines, particularly Pinot Noir, has fueled their lives and lead to the current venture.

This is the second back-to-back winner for Waterbrook One of Precept Wine’s Yakima Valley vineyard sites. Merlot is a single vineyard. Merlot is a hefty delicious, mouthwatering blend of black cherries and mocha barrel notes that go well with meaty, earthy foods like pork chops.


Vaughn Duffy pinot Noir grapes are grown in vineyards across on the North Coast, but mostly in the Sonoma’s Russian River Valley. Each vineyard has been meticulously chosen to ensure terroir fidelity and the highest quality of fruit.

Pinot noir is a grape that’s renowned for its light and medium-bodied fruits-forward wines. This wine is low in alcohol and can be found mainly in France. But it can also been grown across New Zealand, Oregon, California, New Zealand, Australia as well as other nations.

The savoury and juicy Pinot Noir is easy to take pleasure in. It’s a wonderful price. It has the aromas of red plum, black cherry and baking spices with fruit preserves, cranberry and strawberry, as well as savory herbs on the palate.

Matt and Sara are the first generation of winemakers. Their philosophy is dedication, hard work, and grit. The first batch of wine was made in 2009 then they made the commitment to full-time winemaking in 2020.

Taste Notes

The Vaughn Duffy 2021 Pinot Noir, Baciagalupi Vineyards, Russian River Valley was selected as the top wine at the annual 11th North Coast Wine Challenge. This wine was a step ahead of nearly 1,200 other wines to be recognized as the Best of the Best, and Best of Show Red.

A mix of mid-weight fruits from premium vineyards is the 2021 Bacigalupi Pinot Noir. It is a blend of Bricoleur, Hopkins Ranch Wohler and Suacci All of which are grown to different Dijon Clones.

It is a smoky nose that is full of black cherry, red plum in addition to baking spices. The palate are strawberry preserves and cranberry in addition to savory herbs. It’s a great wine, with amazing balance and elegantly integrated oak.


Pinot noir is among the world’s most popular red grape varieties, which is grown throughout every wine-producing country. It is especially known by its soft weight, high acidity as well as its smooth, silky texture.

The herbaceous and earthy flavor and aromas from blackberries, raspberries and other varieties of berries and licorice sweet spices and licorice create the perfect accompanying dish. It is also well-known for its medium tannins and an acidity that is balanced.

In addition to beating over 1,200 other wines, Vaughn Duffy pinot Noir was awarded the title of the best wine during the North Coast Wine Challenge 11. This wine also took home Best of Show and Best of Sonoma County distinctions.

Sara Vaughn, Matt Duffy, and Matt Duffy founded this boutique winery in the year 2000 by Matt Duffy, Sara Vaughn and Matt Duffy. The unique of the kind, with a small number. The tasting room is open to taste the Pinot Noir, as well other varieties at their tasting room in Kenwood.


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