96 points Jeb Dunnuck: “From the Russian River Valley, the 2019 Pinot Noir is layered with spice and a perfume of incense, five-spice, and kirsch. The palate is elegant, with beautiful concentration all the way through, and offering notes of raspberry leather, forest herbs, and cedar. Hold 2-4 years and drink over the next 10 or more years.”
95 points Vinous: “Outer quote mark The 2019 Pinot Noir Estate is a racy, pliant wine that shows the laid back personality of the year off to great effect. Crushed red berry fruit, blood orange, mint and cinnamon are front and center. Silky tannins and lifted, perfumed aromatics pull it all together in style.”
Aromatics: A medley and a strong presence of freshly picked red berries, with hints of anise flowers, freshly turned earth and wafts of ocean breeze.
Flavors: Ripe red raspberries and brambly fruits, bursting with lush red cherry and cranberry tart, nuanced with subtle citrus notes and light orange peel.
Mouthfeel: A supple and silky texture with vibrant acidity and commanding structure. Noticeable grip yet well-integrated tannins that create movement in the palate and a long energetic finish.