Wine Spectator | Rating: 92The initial up front plum and wild berry flavors are shaded by anise and crushed rock notes, supported by firm, chewy tannins that glide along on the finish, unveiling subtle tiers of wilted rose, lavender, anise and blackberry. Drink now. 189 cases made.Author: James Laube
Wine Advocate | Rating: 89The other three Pinot Noirs include the 2013 Pinot Noir Kings Ridge Vineyard from the Fort Ross-Seaview AVA. This is a delicious, medium to full-bodied wine with notes of plum, black cherries, earth and spice, good purity, ripeness, light tannin, and a complex Burgundian mouthfeel and finish. Drink it over the next 5-7 years.Author: Robert Parker
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 11 bottles owned
- 2 collectors