• wineaux2 Likes this wine: (92 points)

    January 27, 2017 - Nice pinot. Started off with dominant fruit notes, but after it opened a bit, this one offered a nice integrated mix of dark red and black berries, earth and a subtle hint of sultry spice. Had a couple small glasses left to sample the next day, and this mostly showed the fruit again. Maybe this one will improve, maybe not, but no regrets opening it now.

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  • shaferguy91 wrote: (92 points)

    January 19, 2017 - Decanted 2 hours.

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  • rmalloy Likes this wine: (94 points)

    November 30, 2016 - Wow! I just love the fruit in this wine. It reminds me of picking ripe berries in the wild. Exciting and delicious! Has good depth and richness and also interesting high-pitched notes.

    Beyond the fruit, I don't taste anything else right now. But the fruit is so complex that it doesn't matter.

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  • Mike Dildine Likes this wine: (92 points)

    August 24, 2016 - 12.5% abv. Medium-dark ruby, moderate aromatics. Palate more evocative of earth, minerality and spice than Pinot fruit. Light on its feet, yet good depth and length. I need to try this again in 3-5 years.

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  • shaferguy91 wrote: (92 points)

    February 9, 2016 - Decanted 2 hours.

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  • SimonG wrote: (93 points)

    November 19, 2015 - Rhys @ QCH (Quality Chop House, London): A little initial reduction lifts. Very mellow and smooth. Elegant. Some depth. Very harmonious. ****

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  • Keith Levenberg Likes this wine: (90 points)

    June 8, 2015 - This is still fresh and primary with a slick and glossy texture, though without the "dialed up to 11" fruit intensity of the Swan Terrace. It was enjoyable right out of the gate and a very tasty drink but right now there isn't much more going on than the pure fruit.

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  • Charlie Carnes Likes this wine:

    April 6, 2015 - This was what I thought was a 2010 Bearwallow. It is actually the Home...

    A beautiful follow to the 2012 MacDugal Ranch from Kutch. This is darker, but still perceptually red fruited and just as delicious. It might be a little deeper and more complex. Awesome wine.

    I realize I am out of these already and wish I had a couple to age. Hopefully Kevin and Jeff will release some these later from their library... and forget that I have had a tough time with their 2010 Horseshoe Chardonay on the same night!

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  • Mr T wrote:

    February 3, 2015 - clearly Burgundian which is the double edged sword for me, lots of structure and clearly pinot but personally I think I'm just a fruit whore when it comes to pinot. Starting to open more on day 2 and becoming more expressive and hopefully tonight it really struts its stuff

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  • Eric wrote:

    November 14, 2014 - A glorious and educational tasting of Swiss wines (Bern, Switzerland): I brought this as a ringer, and I think it showed well enough. If anything, it was much more at home with the other wines than the Esmonin ringer had been.

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