Wine Spectator | Rating: 88Firm and spicy, with a tight narrow band of earth-scented raspberry and wild berry flavors, maintaining a rigid structure.Author: James Laube
Vinous | Rating: 98The 2015 Pinot Noir Laguna Ridge (formerly Kistler Vineyard) is just as riveting from bottle as it was from tank. Inky, deep and explosive, the 2015 hits the palate with a rush of blue/purplish fruit, creme de cassis, lavender, menthol, game, white flowers and incense. Vivid and spectacularly rich, this full-throttle Pinot has so much to offer. The tannins need time to soften, but all the elements are in the right place. A flourish of floral and savory notes add the closing layers of complexity.Author: Antonio Galloni
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 457 bottles owned
- 59 collectors