Wine Advocate | Rating: 96My favorite in the line, with incredible notes of black raspberries, cassis, spice-box, loamy earth and crushed flowers, the 2013 Pinot Noir Hapgood - from a site just beside Machado Vineyard - offers sensational purity in its full-bodied, seamless, voluptuous and decadent personality. Carrying its 15.9% alcohol beautifully, it has a rocking core of fruit, velvety, sweet tannin and a clean, dry finish. Drink it over the coming 5-7 years.Author: Jeb Dunnuck
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 11 bottles owned
- 4 collectors