Wine Advocate | Rating: 93Medium ruby-purple colored, the 2015 Pinot Noir Sweetwater Vineyard has tons of crushed blackberry scents, with notes of spice box, violets and forest floor. Medium to full-bodied with a firm frame of chewy tans and a lively backbone, it finishes long and earthy. 428 cases were made.Author: Lisa Perrotti-Brown
JamesSuckling.com | Rating: 93Strawberry, black cherry and mineral undertones. Full body, solid core of fruit with vivid acidity and a firm tannic texture. Polished and refined. Drink now.Author: James Suckling
Wine Spectator | Rating: 87Trim and a touch rustic, with a savory edge, gravelly texture and pebbly mix amid very dry and austere flavors, ending with a touch of anise. Drink now through 2021. 428 cases made.Author: James Laube
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
- 69 bottles owned
- 18 collectors