December 9, 2020 - Thoroughly enjoyed this
April 15, 2020 - Surprisingly dark fruit on the nose and palate for an Oregon pinot. Has a rich, velvety palate that I think is partly due to age. Listed with a drinking window of through 2025 in CT, but I think that would be pushing it. I'll be drinking the remaining bottles we have sooner rather than later.
May 19, 2019 - Dark, deep, but smooth with dark fruits. Really awesome. Color of a merlot, but body of a pinot noir
March 28, 2018 - A light breeze of intoxicating (lovely, not drunkenly) ocean air, damp earth, and dried lavender on the bouquet gives way to ribbons of silky, vibrant cherry, cedar, cola and black tea on the palate. This is contemplative, nuanced, lengthy and delicious juice.
March 20, 2017 - The most distinct of a Purple Hands flight, somewhat more purple fruited and earth driven, likely the result of the vineyard's soil type. Still, the winemaker's thumbprint shows throughout with copious, vivacious fruit. 91-92.
February 17, 2017 - Yum, so much fruit. Incredible nose. Red fruit, smooth.
August 31, 2016 - A tasting of 4 single vineyard pinot's from Purple Hands which were all excellent, But this wine stood out! A gorgeous wine with copious amounts of dark cherry, cola, pomegranate and a touch of dried leaves, but still showing amazing restraint. This is a wine of impeccable balance and depth, with a supple mouth feel, a distinctively burgundian nose and the roundness of top flight Oregon Pinot. It is simultaneously bright and plush all at once, with bracing acidity and a finish that goes on forever. WOW!