Pinot Report 94pts:
Medium-deep ruby color; bright spice and complex dark cherry aromas; complex dark cherry flavors with spice and loamy notes; silky texture; great structure and balance; long finish. Complex and rich Pinot with great flavors. This wine is an awesome value. 1,925 cases made.
Wine Spectator 91pts:
Exhibits a solid core of complex earth and anise notes, with dried berry and herb flavors. Shows a strong crushed rock edge, turning up cedar and road tar hints amid the anise details. Drink now through 2020
From the winemaker:
Our Sonoma Coast Pinot noir is a blend of eight unique lots produced from several vineyards spanning this appellation from Occidental to the Petaluma Gap. Gap's Crown, Sangiacomo, Rodgers Creek and Riddle Vineyards provided key components for this complex Pinot noir with a myriad of textures and flavors. The 2014 vintage of this wine is concentrated, with explosive aromatics and lush textures that are characteristic of Gap's Crown and Sangiacomo Vineyards. It offers darker fruit aromas and hints of cherry and earth. Flavors are layered with dark cherry, blackberry, and Asian spices. The wine showcases the cool-climate terroir and range of soils prominent in the Sonoma Coast appellation.
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