91-93 Points -
"Freshly cut flowers, sweet red berries, mint and cinnamon are laced together in the 2013 Pinot Noir Marin County. This floral, savory, mid-weight Pinot is an excellent choice for drinking over the next few years." - Antonio Galloni, Vinous, January 2015
Pure aromas of red cherries, berries, leather and Asian spice notes are supported by bright flavors of cherry cola, pomegranate and an earthy mid palate. Velvety, fine-grained tannins complement a long finish with subtle lavender and wild strawberry nuances.
2013 "Outstanding" 91-93/100, Antonio Galloni, Vinous
2012 "Outstanding" 90/100, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
2012 "Outstanding" 90/100, Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
2011 "Outstanding" 92/100, Wine Enthusiast
2011 "Outstanding" 90-91/100, Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
Vineyard & Vintage Character
2013 was a moderate season in the cool climate of Marin County, which allowed beautiful ripening and flavor development. This wine is sourced from a small, dry-farmed vineyard on rolling hills in an area of Marin that has been home to cattle and dairies for the last century. Today there are small vineyard sites scattered across Marin that are producing very interesting and distinct fruit.
Oak: 100% French oak, 32% new
Time in oak: 17 months
TA: 5.5 g/L
Cases produced: 373
Unfined and unfiltered