• Matt T wrote: 91 points

    November 21, 2021 - Seven years after last note. Fully integrated tannins— still distinctly California with ripe fruit, spice, and a slight bit of cola. Impressive staying power and excellent qpr.

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  • ChairmanKao Likes this wine: 94 points

    October 27, 2021 - ABV: 13.9%. Herbs and spices immediately appear on the nose, followed by red fruits after about 10-15 minutes. It gradually evolved into a mix of Christmas spice with bright red fruits that reminded me of cherry cola. Plenty of lush fruit on the mid-palate, lifted by well-integrated acidity against a background of soft tannins. This is a well-made wine and I can see why people would like it, but it's not showing much terroir characteristics.

    10/28/2021 - Initially scored this a 92, but raised it by two points after retasting it on day two. Now the fruit has slightly subsided and it drinks like a ripe Burgundy. With that in mind, this wine can easily cellar for another 5 years, but I wouldn't be surprised if it stays intact past another decade.

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  • Speed.330i Likes this wine: 90 points

    May 15, 2021 - My first one from Sonoma Valley. Completely different approach compared to other pinot noirs coming from Burgundy. Almost dark ruby colour, spicy nose with blue raspberry. In the mouth is rather complex with blue raspberries, some cherries, chili and pepper. Harmonic with a good freshness. quite a good length

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  • rinnocenzi Likes this wine: 92 points

    October 11, 2020 - Beautiful pinot noir . Drank from magnum. Drink up

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  • SimonG wrote: 88 points

    November 29, 2019 - Bright cherry red. Quite richly fruited with a touch of cola. Served at cool cellar temp this is quite pleasant and nicely balanced, but as it warms it does seem a little fuller and the new world character is more obvious. Pleasant, but no more. ***

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  • Maphill01 wrote:

    November 10, 2019 - A bit too much stewed fruit. Over the hill, or perhaps a bad bottle.

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  • Jdwinedrinker Likes this wine:

    February 12, 2019 - drinking great. go for it

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  • Charlie Carnes Likes this wine:

    December 30, 2018 - Maturing nicely. Clear, dark red fruit, with some secondary traits, pretty autumn leaves, tobacco, easygoing, delicious.

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  • edge Likes this wine: 92 points

    December 23, 2018 - Original Purchase. Stored in a 55 degree cellar. Great Cali Pinot. Subtle nose, well balanced wine. Still drinking young.

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  • TomATL wrote: flawed

    October 31, 2018 - This bottle was past its prime. N/R

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