Jeb Dunnuck 98 Points: “The classic 2018 Pinot Noir Summa Vineyard, which comes from the estate vineyard located far out on the Sonoma Coast (you can see the Pacific on clear days) is also brilliant, offering incredible notes of iron-laced red, black, and blue fruits as well as hints of pine forest, sage, bouquet garni, and spice. It has an almost bloody, meaty character, is medium to full-bodied, has an incredible sense of purity, and ultra-fine tannins. It’s the finest vintage for this cuvée I’ve tasted.
Thomas Rivers Brown Notes: “I felt like this was the most complete wine in the lineup at bottling and that continues to be the case today. At 20 years of vine age, there is no longer an impression of this being the baby Summa bottling. Better farming and vine maturity have eliminated all the holes found in previous editions of this wine. It has also provided nuance that makes this wine more and more similar to its Old Vines sibling every year. This once again is richer and a little deeper than that wine but it is beginning to catch up on the ethereal side of things. There’s a lightness that cuts into the richness which provides a mouth-watering freshness to the palate. Red fruits, citrus peel, cut hay, sandalwood and clove complete the experience.“