#45 on Wine Spectator's Top 100 of 2015 -
WS 93 WE 92 WA 91 Pts - According to the Wine Spectator - "Lithe and expressive, shading black cherry fruit with glints of mint, loamy earth and walnut. Fine tannins underline a long, dancing finish. Best from 2016 through 2022."
According to Wine Enthusiast - "Bright and spicy, this wine makes an immediate impact. The blueberry fruit has a sassy edge, and it penetrates through the middle into a finish with notes of black licorice, baking spices and coffee grounds. Firm, full and tight, the wine should age nicely now through 2025."
According to Wine Advocate - "The 2012 Pinot Noir Margo has a vivacious bouquet, a melange of red and black sorbet-fresh fruit that are nicely defined. The palate is medium-bodied with supple black cherries and raspberry fruit, a slight saline edge emerging on the finish that caresses the mouth. There is great density of fruit here, yet it retains sufficient elegance and finesse. This must surely be one of the outstanding bargains in Oregon."
Winemaker Notes - "The first of our three Esate Cuvées and named for Colene's great granddaughter, the highly anticipated 2012 Margo Pinot Noir showcases bright, focused aromatics of smoky black cherry, sandalwood and fresh forest floor notes. A forward, opulent entry into the wine shows ample dark cherry extract with a supple and generous mouthfeel, underlain with an invigorating, mouthwatering acidity combined with melted, ripe tannin. This wine shows the unusual combination of both approachability and ageability. Consume over the next five to seven years." 14.2% ABV.