Wine Spectator | Rating: 83Displays an earthy, barnyard edge, giving this a dried-out taste. Drinkable, but far less impressive than is typical for this wine. Drink now. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.Author: James Laube
Wine Advocate | Rating: 88The 2012 Pinot Noir Estate Vineyard exhibits notes of wild strawberries, cranberries and cherries along with tart acids, a medium-bodied mouthfeel, light tannins, and a crisp, zesty finish. Consume it over the next 7-8 years.Author: Robert Parker
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 145 bottles owned
- 54 collectors