93pts, The Pinot Report -
"2014 Pinot Value of the Year"- PinotReport Gold Medal- TEXSOM 2015
WS 88 WA 88 Pts - According to Robert Parker - "I enjoyed Pali’s screw-cap finished 2012 Pinot Noir Riviera. It exhibits a dark ruby/plum color along with oodles of black cherry and blackcurrant fruit, attractive spice, and a subtle dosage of oak in a medium-bodied, exuberant, boisterous style. This is a fun Pinot Noir with surprising character. Enjoy it over the next 2-4 years."
According to Wine Spectator - "This is very complete, balanced and focused, exhibiting pure, ripe plum, blueberry, strawberry and subtle spice notes, supported by fine tannins that have a touch of loamy earthiness. Tails off a bit on the finish. Drink now through 2020."
According to Wine Enthusiast - "Boasting cherry-vanilla cola and ripe fruit notes, this is a young, fresh wine that shows hints of savory tones on the palate. Drink now."
Winemakers Notes - "This wine is big and dense. Blueberries, anise, dried lavender, cedar and black truffle on the nose. A full mouth feel of currants, raspberry, iron, pomegranate and sage. Slightly tart with loads of fruit on the palate for a long finish." 14.5% ABV.