Drink.  Learn.  Laugh.  Repeat.

Welcome Back!Sign in here:

Not Registered?Become one of our thirsty clan 319,880 strong:

Register Today!

Bravium Pinot Noir 2015 Wine Review

Bravium Pinot Noir 2015

Bravium Pinot Noir 2015

Alexander Valley, Sonoma, California, United States

Community Score:91/100

Community Reviews: 10

  Add My Review

Price: $49.95

Drink: 2016-2021

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Bravium

Agent: Philippe Dandurand Wines Ltd.

Natalie's Score: 93/100

A rich and juicy cool climate Pinot Noir with fleshy ripe cherry and raspberry aromas and flavours. Medium-bodied and satin smooth. Pair with veal.

This Bravium Pinot Noir 2015 was reviewed on April 25, 2017 by Natalie MacLean

  Add New Vintage

Reviews and Ratings

Pamela Chiles rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review:

A beautiful, complex, enticing Pinot Noir from the Anderson Valley. Nose is all violets, earth, beet and red cherry. Satiny-smooth mouthfeel with more sour cherry, mushroom and delicate spice; stemmy, dry, vanishing tannins round out the finish - so elegant and sippable. Have it on its own.
Bill Wright Sommelier rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

Lovely cherry and raspberry. Velvety feel in the mouth feel.
Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

An elegant Pinot Noir from Alexander Valley, Sonoma, California, U.S.A. Ruby red with tart cherry, raspberry, subtle earth and vanilla notes, echoed on palate with hints of dark chocolate. Mouthwatering acidity and satiny texture, hard to put down your glass!
Tasted March 2017
Olivier de Maisonneuve rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

ooooh! super pinot noir nose! Mysterious and rich. Elegant and lip-smacking at the same time. Unfurls sensuously on the palate. Nice smooth and fresh finale. If you can leave it a few years in the cellar,i believe it would be even more luxurious. Delightful.
Monique Sosa - Accredited Sommelier rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

A round plush pinot with elegant blueberry, cherry, spice, and wet stone minerality aromas from one of my favourite regions in California, Alexander Valley. This pinot showcases clean flavours of tart cherry, allspice, and hints of graphite minerality. The acidity is high (as expected), the finish is long and mouthwatering, and tannins are smooth and integrated. Enjoy with braises and stews. Tasted March 2017 by @sommsosa | bespoketastings.ca
Jon Steeves - Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Ruby red. 12.5% ABV. Cool climate Anderson Valley, Calif Pinot Noir. Cherry, raspberry, savoury dry herb. Well-balanced. Integrating nicely. Medium-long finish. Tasted March 2017. 91 points.
Cora Beaulieu rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

This lovely Pinot is a vibrant ruby red showing a light ruby rim. Intense and lively aromas of strawberry, raspberry, dark cherry, rhubarb, Rose petals, minerality, and slight spice. Balanced acidity, with fine tannins and the palate, delivers fresh berry, cherry and lots of fruit flavors. A very light cherry and strawberry flavor add to the chalky, mineral-driven finish. Enjoy with grilled salmon and seasonal veggies. [Tasted Mar/2017]
Lori Kilmartin WSET3 - WSET3 Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

What an elegant Pinot Noir. Soft but integrated aromas of raspberry, beetroot, rhubarb and smoke. Layers that come and go each time you raise the glass. Excellent balance of acidity and tannins - all harmonized with flavours of red cherry and currant. Tasted March 26, 2017.
Douglas McMillan rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

brambles, forest floor, dark cherries, and raspberry dominate the aromas. The taste is elegant but juicy with tart cherry coming through. Great acidity, jut a touch of tannin, and a medium cherry finish.

If you liked the Bravium Pinot Noir 2015, you might also like these wines:



Join me in a free online video class to learn the secrets to perfect pairings.

Wine of the Week

As featured on  

CTV Wine of the Week!

Warre's Dessert Wine
Port 2006,
Douro D.O.P. ...

Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean offers North America's most popular online wine and food pairing classes. She was named the World's Best Drinks Writer at the World Food Media Awards in Australia.

Natalie has published two books with Random House, both selected as one of Amazon's Best Books of the Year.

Join 319,880 thirsty wine lovers who get access to all of her wine reviews by becoming a member of her site. Take a free online pairing class with her here.



Know the wines you want before you even get to the store with my wine reviews. Join now. It's free.

Red, White & Drunk All Over

  Best Books of the Year

Red, White & Drunk all over by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean writes about wine with a sensuous obsession... and often laugh-out-loud funny... Terrific.

Rex Pickett, Sideways

Ms. MacLean is the disarming Everywoman. She loves wine, loves drinking ... ultimately, it's a winning formula.

Eric Asimov, The New York Times


Access my reviews on mobile with the bar code scanner.


Unquenchable: A Tipsy Search

  Best Books of the Year

Unquenchable by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean is a new force in the wine writing world ‐ a feisty North American answer to Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson. She can write beautifully about wine.

The Financial Times of London

There are very few people in the wine world who "get it" and Natalie is one of those who brings more fun to a buttoned-up and stodgy game.

Gary Vaynerchuck, Wine Library TV

Starting a Wine Cellar?

Expert advice for all budgets

Insider tips on starting a wine cellar
From wine racks to underground caves, insider tips on size and space, number of bottles, ideal conditions and reputable resources.   learn more  




Winner World's Best Drink Writer
WFour-Time Winner James Beard Foundation
Five-Time Winner Association of Food Journalists
Six-Time Winner Bert Greene Award
Best Wine Literature Book Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
Online Writer of the Year Louis Roederer International Wine Writing Award