Fantastic Reviews from PinotFile

We are thrilled to have received fantastic reviews in the latest issue of PinotFile!

“Located among many noted wineries in the Dundee Hills such as Domaine Serene, Stoller and The Eyrie Vineyards, this winery does not receive the recognition that it deserves. The estate vineyard was planted to 12 acres of own-rooted Pinot Noir in 1990 on a south-facing slope. The second phase of planting began in 1997 on phylloxera-resistant rootstocks, with Pinot Noir plantings of Pommard, Wädenswil, 114 and 115 clones, Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc now totaling 35 acres. The vineyard is LIVE certified sustainable.”

2016 Pinot Noir Reserve
94 points

Moderate garnet color in the glass. Engaging aromas of black cherry, raspberry, spice and earthy flora. Packing plenty of black cherry, black raspberry and spice flavors, the pretty fruit load is reigned in by compatible tannins and acidity. The finish is remarkably long. A classy wine built for aging that will need another couple of years in the cellar to completely come out of its shell (although you can drink it now). This wine is deserving of the Reserve label. Score: 94

Magnum $195 | Jeroboam $315
3 & 6 bottle club: $165.75 | $267.75
12 bottle club: $156 | $252

 

2016 Pinot Noir Block 10 Whole Cluster-SOLD OUT
92 points

Moderate garnet color in the glass. Haunting aromas of dark cherry, spice and burnt tobacco. This wine offers significantly more concentration than the 100% de-stemmed version with a darker fruit profile, somewhat more tannins, and a very slightly astringent finish. That said, I find it more appealing for its black cherry, spice and tobacco flavors as well as its seductive texture. I am a whole cluster junkie and my score reflects that preference in comparison to the de-stemmed version of this wine. Score: 92

 

 

2016 Pinot Noir Block 10
89 points

Light garnet color in the glass. Nicely perfumed with aromas of raspberry, cherry and toasty oak. Lighter-weighted in a teasing, demure style with flavors of cherry and red berry. Silky, refined and feminine in character, with the slightest fine-grain tannins and some length in the mouth. Hard to criticize, but pretty straightforward. Score: 89

$49
3 & 6 bottle club: $41.65
12 bottle club: $39.20

 

Spring 2019 Wine Club Release:

  • 2016 Pinot Noir Dundee Hills 92 points
  • 2016 Pinot Noir Block 9 Pommard 91 points

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