WA 91 IWC 90 Pts - According to Robert Parker - "The two vintages of Pinot Noir that I tasted started with his famous 2012 Cherry Pie Stanly Ranch. This is a completely destemmed, sexy, in-your-face style of Pinot Noir, much like Jayson Woodbridge himself. Terroiristes will probably get their panties in a twist arguing that it is too delicious, too yummy, but this is a beautiful wine with super black cherry/kirsch liqueur-like fruitiness, soft tannins, and a round, juicy, authentic Pinot Noir character. Drink it over the next 4-5 years."
According to International Wine Cellar - "Pale-medium bright red. Aromas of raspberry, brown spices and underbrush are lifted by a floral note. Silky and light on its feet, with ripe acidity framing the rich, sweet flavors of red berries, red cherry and earth. Offers good fat without excess weight, finishing with a fine dusting of tannins and very good length. Sweeter and more expansive than the 2011 bottling. Jayson Woodbridge's pinots have gotten much subtler and more perfumed in recent vintages."
According to Wine Spectator - "Features a rich, ripe core of juicy blackberry, mocha, cola and raspberry jam, with touches of espresso and dried herb. Drink now through 2024."
Tasting Notes - "The 2012 Cherry Pie Stanly Ranch is a deep and concentrated Pinot Noir. It shows tons of textural richness in its ripe red fruit aromas. Big, rich flavors dominate this wine. There is no shortage of lush, overt fruit this year. It changes and opens in the glass enormously, although it disappears so fast. It’s only by hiding an open bottle for several hours that you will truly discover the evolution." 100% Pinot Noir. 14.5% ABV.