Wine Spectator | Rating: 93Complex black cherry and blackberry flavors are shaded by spicy, cedary oak and supported by firm, gripping tannins that make for a powerful expression. Shows a measure of elegance and finesse. Drink now through 2023. 1,070 cases made.Author: James Laube
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17From a Goldridge vineyard three miles south of the winery planted in 1998. Pale transparent crimson. Very aromatic and sweetly fruity on the nose. Delicate texture with very fresh acidity and present if polished and fine tannins. Not quite ready to enjoy yet but constructed for a very fine hedonistic future. Really lifted and not remotely heavy. Long.Author: Jancis Robinson
Vinous | Rating: 96The 2014 Pinot Noir Silver Belt Cuvee Natalie has more density, power and richness than the Kistler Vineyard, with darker tonalities of fruit, to match its inner sweetness. The distinctive aromatics of Swan clone are especially pronounced today. Translucent and expressive, with striking shades of red/purplish fruits, the 2014 is magnificent today. Silky tannins and soft contours will make the 2014 nearly impossible to resist upon release.Author: Antonio Galloni
Wine Advocate | Rating: 95The Silver Belt Cuvee Natalie Pinot Noir has more Swan clone in it than the Kistler Vineyard wine. Medium ruby-purple colored, the 2014 Pinot Noir Cuvee Natalie Silver Belt has a lovely floral nose with notes of lavender and red roses over a core of raspberry leaves, wild strawberries and forest floor. Medium-bodied, it has a refreshing line of acid and wonderfully ripe, silky tannins supporting the intense, perfumed red berry flavors, finishing with an herbal lift.Author: Lisa Perrotti-Brown
California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like , , , and in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. and continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 327 bottles owned
- 56 collectors