Wine Advocate | Rating: 96Medium ruby-purple in color, the 2015 Pinot Noir Estate Vineyard is beautifully scented of red roses, oolong tea, dusty soil and cinnamon stick with touches of cranberries, rhubarb and fungi. It displays incredible structure on the medium-bodied palate with very firm, very ripe tannins and an electric backbone of freshness supporting the densely packed perfumed red fruits, finishing with great length and depth.Drink Dates: 2018-2031Author: Lisa Perrotti-Brown
Rating: 95Barrel aged for 11 months on its fine lees, in 45% new Chassin oak, the 2015 Pinot Noir Connor offers a pale to medium ruby-purple color and opens with an incredibly perfumed nose of violets, roses and lavender, over a bright core of red cherries and cranberries plus wafts of Provence herbs and forest floor. The medium-bodied palate is packed with finesse, offering intense red fruit and floral notes supported by fine-grained tannins and a lively backbone, finishing long.Author: Lisa Perrotti-Brown
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 48 bottles owned
- 17 collectors