• Tree512 wrote: 87 points

    March 8, 2019 - Very soft and simple, easy to drink but not a lot there.

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  • Nutty08 Likes this wine: 93 points

    January 20, 2019 - Pulling together, but still showing some whole cluster influence that hasn’t quite integrated. Fruit moving away from primary flavors but is quite fresh. Savory underbrush and earthy flavors throughout. Drink or hold, but I like where this is.

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  • dbkitc wrote: 88 points

    November 12, 2018 - Dull brick/ruby color with clear rim. Herbal Pinot nose that also shows some red berries and cola. Textured palate that shows good flavor depth and classic West Coast fruit. I like the lift but the finish is slightly bitter. Good. (88)

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  • Backdoctor wrote: 94 points

    August 17, 2018 - Amazing for an 8 year old Pinot. After an hour it opened up and had red raspberry on the palate. Medium bodied, smooth tannins

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  • azb Likes this wine: 92 points

    July 7, 2018 - Ruby colored, medium legs. Strong berries, intensely mineral, smooth, well balanced medium body. Drinks very well now.

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  • grafstrb wrote: 91 points

    June 20, 2018 - -- decanted 2 hours before initial taste --
    -- tasted non-blind over 4 hours --

    NOSE: red-fruited; medium+ expressiveness; crisp cherry aroma, with savory and minty aspects; slight briney note at 4 hour mark; somewhat reminiscent of Arlington soap from D.R. Harris.

    BODY: clear garnet color of medium depth; little bit of age noticeable in the color; {forgot to note weight}

    TASTE: very fine tannin; tart red currants; medium-light oak; high acidity; doesn't really taste aged, but it is quite open; 13.4% alc. not noticeable; found another gear at the 3 hour mark; probably best to drink over the next few years.

    50, 5, 12, 17, 7 = 91

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  • dbkitc wrote: 88 points

    May 24, 2018 - Good wine but not great. Certainly has more structure and herbal/forest notes than most West Coast Pinot. That said, the fruit is big and full. I find the wine lacks transparency and soul. (88)

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  • rustyRudy Likes this wine: 93 points

    April 29, 2018 - Moderate depth of color. This is a nice middle ground of less extracted and concentrated than many California Pinots but more depth and complexity than Oregon Pinots. Well balanced, nicely done.

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  • drrobvino wrote: 89 points

    April 17, 2018 - This is a very good Pinot from Anderson Valley. Cool Pinot fruit, spicecake, and definite forest floor earthiness that makes this unlike most Cali Pinot's, very much to my delight. There is refreshing acidity and finely-grained tannins, leading into a moderate-length, red-and-black fruited finish that is spicy and lip-smacking. Not the most complex of wines, and at the entry fee of $63 USD, not a re-buy for me personally, but a nice wine nonetheless. Drink now through 2020 or so.

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  • mjfaulkner wrote: 90 points

    January 24, 2018 - Initially a bit spritzy, which normalized after a couple of hours. Candied rhubarb, plum, pomegranate fruit. Some licorice notes on the finish. A bit of flatness in the acidity department keeps this from being more enjoyable. Nice now- I'd drink these in the near term.

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