From the winemaker:
The Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir is made almost entirely from grapes grown on our Estate vineyard. It has all of the clones we grow and, as such, is a good snapshot of the vintage and the essential nature of Pinot noir from our vineyard.
The 2013 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir was my favorite bottling of this cuveé until I tasted the 2014 last week after 4 months in bottle. Wow. The nose has a deep, profound, cherry perfume with a hint of the dried pine needle/forest floor aroma common to our Pinot noirs. The mouth echoes the nose and the lively acidity keeps the concentration on the palate fresh and not heavy. The finish is very long and really unbelievable especially at this price point. Drink now or age 4+ years (until 2020) to allow flavors to coalesce and secondary bottle bouquet notes to develop.
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."...