Insanely good! This deep, well structured red is gorgeous showing a wonderful berry, cherry and spice fruit aroma that carries through to a full palate. Only 140 cases were made.
A beautifully crafted wine of earthy berry fruit and depth with the tight structure, spice and mineral notes singular to this vineyard location. It is a promising beauty needing more time to show off all it has to offer. Score 91 points Antonio Galloni's Vinous; Score 90 points Wine Enthusiast.
The Westall Vineyard is another new vineyard that we having been using for a few years. In 2016 we made a limited number of cases that will first be offered to the tasting room and wine club members. It is lovely. This is a mid-weight Pinot with a fresh berry/cranberrry quality and subtle earthy tones.
Great value! Miles above other Pinots in the same price category, this wine is a particularly wonderful vintage. It is deeply colored with aromas and flavors of strawberries and raspberries joined by anise and clove in mouth filling intensity.
A wine of incredible aromatics and depth with gorgeous cherry, cranberry, cola and earthy spice notes that carry through to the palate. It will continue to age and become more intriguing for years to come. Score 92 points Jeb Dunnuck; Score 92 points Wine Enthusiast; Score 91 points Wine Spectator; Score 91 points Antonio Galloni's Vinous.
Our first Pinot Noir from this prestigious vineyard. The wine shows deep berry fruit notes (lots of strawberry) that blends nicely with intense flavors of anise, clove and dried cranberry. The new oak component is obvious with notes of caramel. It is lovely now and should age another 8 to 10 years.
From one of our best vineyard sources, this fleshy yet structured wine has a dark fruit character, such as plums and cherries along with the signature spice this location provides.
A classic Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir from a great Pinot year, it is a wine of great aromatics and character showing cherry/cranberry fruit, rose petal, earth and spice. The key word is balance. Score 92 points from Wine Enthusiast.
From Jim's Le Bon Climat Vineyard, this Pinot Noir is from a select block defined and named for friends Dick and Marg Denny. The wines is rich and dark and fruit driven.
Part of our elite "Blue Series", Isabelle is comprised of only the best cuvees each vintage. Consequently, it is consistently our top performing Pinot Noir year to year. Dark, rich, and layered, this regal wine is remarkable now, but will be even more integrated and complex in time. Earned 94 points Antonio Galloni's Vinous; 95 points Jeb Dunnuck; 91 points Connoisseurs Guide to CA Wine; 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate.