Great reviews from Burghound.com

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Sunny weather and good reviews make a winemaker happy.  We are pleased to share these reviews from Burghound.com.  We are currently featuring the 2012 Pinot Noir Estate on our regular tasting flight, so stop by and judge for yourself.

91 Points 2012 Pinot Noir – Estate Reserve: Compositionally this closely resembles the nose of the 2012 Estate but there is notably better aromatic complexity. The delicious medium-bodied flavors possess a caressing mouth feel along with a bit more volume, all wrapped in a sappy, clean, focused and well-balanced finish. I like the delivery and this moderately austere effort should repay 5 to 8 years of additional cellaring. Worth checking out provided you have the intention to age it for at least a few years. 91/2022+ Click here for more information.

90 Points 2012 Pinot Noir – Estate: This is slightly riper than its 2013 counterpart with a somewhat more deeply pitched nose of both red and dark berries, briar and an appealing floral nuance. This also exhibits good verve and precision on the delicious flavors that possess just a bit more volume while delivering fine length on the dusty, intense, moderately austere and focused finale. I like the balance and while this is by no means a seductive wine, there is already good depth and persistence. Again I would be inclined to allow this 5-ish years in a cool cellar though with air it could be enjoyed now. 90/2020+ Click here for more information.

2013 Pinot Noir – Estate:  There is a distinct floral note to the appealingly spicy red pinot fruit aromas that exhibit a whisper of briar. There is good verve to the lighter weight and beautifully delineated middle weight flavors that conclude in a dusty and mildly austere finish that does deliver sneaky length. This is somewhat linear and compact at present and I would suggest allowing this a few years of bottle age in the hopes that it will both flesh out and add depth. 88/2019+   Click here for more information.

As the name suggests, Burghound is focused on the wines of Burgundy, but Allen Meadows, who created Burghound and writes all of the reviews, also evaluates Pinot Noir from Oregon and California.  Knows for extensive research and detailed tasting notes, Burghound.com is a tremendous source of information for a Pinot Noir lover.  A subscription is required for access, but well worth it.

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About Russell Gladhart

A passion for wine, agriculture, and family business has taken me around the world on an exciting tour. Winter's Hill Estate is a family partnership with my wife Delphine and my parents, where we produce Pinot noir, Pinot gris, and Pinot blanc from our 30 acre vineyard in the Dundee Hills.

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