WA 93 Pts - Winemaker Notes - That old saying ‘speak softly and carry a big…’ Not so much here. This is one of our smaller vineyards but vintage after vintage, it stands up and stands apart. Big, bold and always evolving, it shows spice and a characteristic earthiness, rich in red fruits led by wild cherry and offset by black cherry. There’s a smoky side that makes me yearn to demonstrate how to pair Pinot & ‘Cue, and the tannins are supple and lingering, lasting well into the night, which a glass of this rarely does, it’s that pleasing. I just can’t resist saying it: this dawg is definitely in the hunt and in fact, runs right on ahead. One notable critic said it best – 'strikingly good.
According to Robert Parker - One of the darkest colored Pinot Noirs from MacPhail Family is the 2012 Pinot Noir Sundawg Ridge, which saw 43% new French oak and spent 11 months in wood. Its clonal material is Pommard, Calera and Dijon clone 115. Another stunning Pinot from MacPhail, it exhibits a deep ruby color, a big, sweet kiss of red and blackcurrants, black cherries, earth, spice and background bouquet garni and roasted meats. Chewy, fleshy, succulent and opulent, this French-styled Pinot Noir should last for 5-6 years.
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Varietal/Type Pinot Noir gtin 717888108512 Brand MacPhail Size 750 ML Standard Rating 93 Points
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