Dark garnet in color, our 2012 Anniversary Bien Nacido Vineyard Pinot Noir offers up delicate notes of black raspberry, sandalwood, vanilla and a touch of oak. On the palate, it becomes expansive, with red currant, black cherry, cranberry and clove notes evident through to a pleasant finish.
"More masculine and firm (which is the hallmark of this vineyards), the 2011 Pinot Noir Bien Nacido Vineyard offers up mineral-drenched aromas of black cherries, ground pepper, flower garden and gun flint on the nose. Medium-bodied and structured on the palate, with notable tannic grip." ~ Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
92 points from Wine & Spirits!
"More elegant and complex, with less richness and more focus, the 2011 Pinot Noir Clone 115 is loaded with complex underbrush, crushed flowers, forest floor and sweet red berry fruits. Medium-bodied and textured, with a firm, focused core, it opens up beautifully in the glass, so decant if drinking anytime soon. It will continue to evolve gracefully through 2021. Drink now-2021." ~ Wine Advocate
91 points from Wine Advocate!
"The most Burgundian of the Pinots, the 2011 Pinot Noir Pommard Clone has an earthy, underbrush-slanted core to go with sweet berry fruits, rose petal and hints of minerality. A medium-bodied, structured effort that has outstanding definition and purity..." ~ Wine Advocate
91 points from Antonio Galloni's Vinous!
"Ruby-red. Smoky red berry preserve and cherry pit aromas are complicated by notes of vanilla and licorice. Juicy, penetrating red fruit flavors show impressive depth as well as energy and pick up spiciness with air. A touch of bitter chocolate comes up on the finish, which features dusty tannins and a strong echo of sweet red fruit." ~ Stephen Tanzer
"A rock-solid, value-priced effort, the 2011 Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills dishes out impressive typicity and class with its red fruit, flower garden and spice aromatics, medium body and light, silky texture. Delicious and easy-drinking, it will dish out loads of pleasure over the coming 3-4 years. Drink now-2017." ~ Wine Advocate
89 points from Wine Advocate!