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Jeb Dunnuck 97 Points: “Offering more purity as well as precision in its ripe black cherries, black raspberries, crushed flowers, and forest floor aromas and flavors, the 2017 Pinot Noir Vanguard is a layered, multi-dimensional effort that has beautiful depth of fruit, remarkable purity, and polished tannins. It opens up with time in the glass and is a beautiful, seamless effort that plays with the crème de la crème in the vintage. Drink it any time over the coming 10-15 years.”
Winemaker Notes: “Nose is fruit-driven and expressive. Plush texture with blackberry notes and a cooling herbal touch. Darjeeling tea. Red fruit gives way to fine and lingering tannins. Brightened by a sense of biting into a fresh raspberry. Currently reserve and quiet on the palate, but rapidly changes with air. Bursting from the seams, but for the time being caged by sweet and fine tannins. Roundness is paired with serious Hilt structure and seamless power.