Wine Advocate | Rating: 98Medium ruby-purple colored, the 2015 Pinot Noir SWK Vineyard is a little reticent to begin, slowly opening to allow glimpses at an incredible array of earth, mineral and savory characters---moss, loam and ceps---over a beautifully perfumed core of red cherries, violets, raspberry leaves and redcurrants plus a touch of iron ore. Medium-bodied with a rock-solid frame of grainy tannins and electric freshness, it has an incredibly tightly wound palate of red fruit and savory layers with a very long, minerally finish.Drink Dates: 2020-2036Author: Lisa Perrotti-Brown
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 195 bottles owned
- 48 collectors