Pinot Report 94pts:
Medium-deep ruby color; complex red cherry aromas with forest floor and tea aromas; complex, red cherry flavors with some tea, forest floor and oak notes; silky texture; great structure and balance; long finish. Complex, earthy Pinot that is delicious now but has great structure and will improve with age. 1,350 cases made
Wine Enthusiast 94pts
Wine Spectator 92pts
From the winemaker:
The 2014 Sangiacomo Vineyard Pinot noir is one of the most complex and layered vintages of this wine that we have produced. It is deep, with lush, creamy texture and aromas and flavors of red fruit, earth, and hints of forest floor. The vineyard is situated on Roberts Road at the western base of Sonoma Mountain. We source fruit from six distinct blocks, with each one adding a layer of texture and flavor nuance. Climate is key to this vineyard's ability to produce noteworthy Pinot Noir. Cool ocean breezes and the legendary Petaluma Gap fog keep the heat in check. The 2014 growing season began very early with winter drought conditions leading to early bud break and one of the earliest harvests on record. The resulting wine is spectacular!
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar 90 Points Bright red. Spicy dark berries and cola on the deeply scented nose. Plush and appealingly sweet, offering juicy blackberry and peppery spice flavors...
Connoisseurs' Guide 92pts From the winemaker: Bright aromas of raspberry, currant and fresh plum explode from the glass, and draw us toward flavors which are similarly bright and possess amazing...
Duncan Meyers and Nathan Roberts are unapologetic fans of high-acid, emphatically racy white wines but are leery of excessively sulfured whites "where anything subtle is beaten down by the SO2."...