WA 93 Pts - According to Robert Parker - "The 2013 Pinot Noir Hyde Vineyard (1,050 cases produced) comes from the Hyde Calera selection of Pinot Noir, was fermented with 10% whole clusters, and saw 60% new French oak. This stunning, deep ruby/purple-hued Pinot reveals notes of black raspberries, kirsch and forest floor, a medium to full-bodied, pure, graceful, nicely textured, savory, mouthfilling style, and a decade of drinkability. "
Tasting Notes - "A standout wine of the vintage, 2013 delivered a spectacular expression of Hyde Vineyard Pinot Noir. The nose is vivid and complex with floral aromas of rose and carnation, alongside layers of cherry, clove, white chocolate, five-spice powder and fine herbs. The palate is broad and flavorful, with firm tannins and hints of moist earth underscoring vibrant notes of strawberry jam, brandied cherry and espresso. With even more fruit and acid than the exceptional 2012 vintage, this alluring and dynamic Pinot is something special."