Wine Advocate | Rating: 89As for the single vineyards, the 2014 Pinot Noir Rodgers Creek Vineyard from the Sonoma Coast comes from clones 777 and the well-known Pommard clone. This cuvee includes about 15% whole clusters, but the other details of fermentation and aging are the same (indigenous yeast, open-top fermenters, 20% new French oak, and no fining or filtering). This wine exhibits loads of raspberry, cherry and spice box, a touch of underbrush, and some loamy soil notes, and is slightly more fleshy, medium-bodied, attractive and complex. Drink it over the next 4-5 years.Author: Robert Parker
Wine Spectator | Rating: 91Offers a complex, expansive expression of raspberry, blueberry and wild berry flavors, caressing and gaining depth and nuance. Most impressive on the finish, where the plummy flavors shine. Drink now. 250 cases made.Author: James Laube
Rating: 93This is a gentle giant of a wine, subtle and sublime in earthy rose petals, allspice and black tea that maintain a spiky, lively acidity throughout. Blueberry and black cherry compete for attention, balancing the grapes' more savory intentions, before a smoothly intense finish rides things out.
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 50 bottles owned
- 9 collectors