Wine Spectator | Rating: 91A pure, rich red that's deceptively concentrated and tannic, this is slow to open, offering a restrained presence that lets the core of gravel-laced berry, anise and cedary oak flavors move to the forefront. Best from 2018 through 2026. 425 cases made.Author: James Laube
JamesSuckling.com | Rating: 94Aromas of strawberry and cherry. Salt undertones. Full body, integrated tannins and a fruit. Long and vivid finish. Drink now or hold.Author: James Suckling
Wine Advocate | Rating: 93Medium to deep ruby-purple in color, the 2015 Pinot Noir Little Hill Block has exuberant notes of crushed cherries, mulberries and red currants with hints of lavender, black pepper and menthol. Medium-bodied, the palate is highly structured with firm chewy tannins and very refreshing acidity, finishing long with an herbal note.Author: Lisa Perrotti-Brown
The result has been a decades-long tradition of outstanding vintages: Silky-smooth, fruit-forward Pinot Noirs; rich, opulent Chardonnays; and tangy, food-friendly Sauvignon Blancs.
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 61 bottles owned
- 17 collectors