"From a valley floor site in the Sta. Rita Hills and aged in just under 30% new French oak, the 2018 Pinot Noir Fiddlestix Vineyard offers a classic Burgundian nose of ripe cherries, sappy herbs, forest floor, and loamy soil. It's another classic Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir delivering lots of salinity, medium to full body, ripe tannins, and a wonderful sense of purity and elegance. - Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com, August 2021
"Fascinating aromas of cranberry and orange peel lead to generous strawberry, redcherry and redwood-bark nuances on the palate. This medium- to full-bodied wine offers a silky texture, fine-grained tannins and a long-lasting finish". - J.G., Wine Enthusiast, May 2022
"Black-cherry compote, cola and baking-spice aromas make for a very rich, inviting, and delicious nose on this bottling. The palate lands with a lush set of black-cherry and toasted wood flavors, as firm tannins hold the richness together. —M.K, Wine Enthusiast, May 2022
"Far Coast Vineyard consistently produces one of our boldest Pinot Noir offerings. The 2019 follows suit with intense cherry cola, blackberry and cocoa aromas. The subtle earth and underbrush characters carry into the flavors along with Asian spice and a broad, lush texture followed by black cherry and blackberry fruits. The persistent finish is distinctly Far Coast." - Jeff Stewart and Tiaan Lordan, Winemakers
Exuberant aromas of berries, black cherry, and exotic spice aromatics are supported by bright flavors of red and black cherry, blood orange, and soy. Velvety, fine-grained tannins complement a long finish with subtle clove and citrus nuances.- Jeff Stewart & Tiaan Lordan, Winemakers
"Red and black cherries, wild berries, allspice, and ﬂoral aromas accent the wine and are followed by bright blue fruits, candied cherry notes, and subtle earthy flavors that carry through on the palate. Full-bodied, silky tannins complete the savory ﬁnish." - Jeff Stewart and Tiaan Lordan, Winemakers
"Jennifer’s Pinot Noir is both elegant and powerful. It features aromas of boysenberries, violets, and lavender followed by flavors of black raspberries, black tea, and anise. The 2019 Jennifer’s Pinot is very dense, but with fine tannins and a silky, persistent mouthfeel. This wine is an expression of one of the most unique neighborhoods in the Russian River Valley." - Jeff Stewart and Tiaan Lordan, Winemakers
"This mountain-grown wine expresses ripe fruits of the warm days and the acid balance from the cool nights. Vibrant fruit aromas of blueberry, raspberry and plum are the hallmarks of the aromatics along with a subtle cedar/cigar box note. These aromatics lead into intense flavors of berries and spice in this structured yet lively Pinot Noir." - Jeff Stewart and Tiaan Lordan, Winemakers
"Aromas of raspberries, rose petals, and pomegranate with sous bois highlight the Seascape Vineyard Pinot Noir. A savory mouthfeel of cherry cola, currant, and spice is followed by silky, ﬁne grain tannins in this distinctive cool-climate Pinot Noir." - Jeff Stewart & Tiaan Lordan, WInemakers
"True to its Carneros roots, the 2019 Sevens Bench Pinot Noir carries the hallmark of the region-fruit intensity balanced by an earthy and savory side. The aromas open with raspberry and boysenberry, and lead into subtle truffle and spice characters. The flavors are reminiscent of black cherry and Asian spice; a subtle black tea component is driven by a small amount of whole-cluster fermentation. The wine finishes with juiciness and elegant tannin." - Jeff Stewart & Tiaan Lordan, Winemakers
"This alluring and hedonistic wine has amazing extract and purity of fruit focus. Vibrant fruit aromas of black cherry, blueberry, anise and violets harmonize with subtle cinnamon stick notes. The captivating aromas lead into equally vibrant flavors of berries and allspice in this sensuously elegant Pinot Noir." - Jeff Stewart and Tiaan Lordan, Winemakers
"The wine has a deep ruby hue with complex aromas of Chinese five-spice, sandalwood, and potpourri; the framework of the wine’s aromatic profile is dark blueberry, red plum, and blackberry. Focused aromatics are followed by complex flavors of fresh cherry, berry liqueur, violet pastille, allspice, and juniper. Fine-grain tannins shape the persistent, spiced finish." - Jeff Stewart and Tiaan Lordan, Winemakers
There is a wonderful combination of power and elegance in the 2018 Docker Hill Pinot Noir. The nose has dark cherry and intense raspberry aromas with a hint of forest, and subtle garrigue. The fruit flavors build in the mouth, showing dark red fruits, with subtle savory herb and spice complexity. The finish lingers with polished tannins and lingering acid and fruit flavors.
"Flowery incense, sappy herbs, and sweet earth all define the bouquet on the 2018 Pinot Noir MacLean's Block, and this beautiful, layered, medium to full-bodied Russian River Valley Pinot has loads of framboise and darker berry fruits, subtle spicy oak, flawless balance, and a great finish. It's another incredible wine from this estate readers will absolutely love." - Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com, July 2021
"From two vineyard sites just a few miles from the Pacific Ocean, this wine is juicy in cranberry and pomegranate. Lifted accents of white pepper, orange peel and rose add complexity and nuance to the robust frame " - Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast, July 2021
The 2019 Arrendell Vineyard Pinot Noir is a deep, ruby-colored wine with complex aromas of blackcurrants, red cherries, forest floor, and violets are interlaced with a savory grilled herb nuance. Black cherries and kirsch flavors complement silky tannins and a multi-layered mouthfeel. The lingering and nuanced finish is a hallmark of all bottlings from this amazing vineyard site.