WA 91 Pts - According to Robert Parker - "All the Pinot Noirs are bottled unfined and unfiltered. The biggest cuvée, the 2013 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast comes from many different sources, including Dutton Ranch, Martinelli Family, Chenoweth Vineyard, and a handful of others, that are blended together for a relatively consistent style from vintage to vintage. The lovely 2013 exhibits terrific blueberry and black raspberry fruit interwoven with notions of Chinese black tea, oak, earth and beet root in the background. This nicely textured, medium-bodied Pinot Noir possesses zesty acidity as well as admirable aromatics. Enjoy it over the next 5-8 years."
According to Wine Spectator - "Well-structured, with snappy acidity and tannins surrounding a svelte core of earth- and herb-laced wild berry and blackberry fruit, ending with a zesty aftertaste. Drink now."
Winemakers Notes - "The 2013 vintage produced an enticing expression of Pinot Noir filled with beautiful layers of pure red fruit, excellent tannic structure and bright acidity. On the nose, and on the palate, gorgeous layers of cranberry, raspberry and smoky strawberry dominate, with sophisticated bass notes of black tea, forest floor , cocoa and spice acting as a foil to the vivid red fruit. This is a classic expression of Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, with an appealingly dry and focused finish." 14.4% ABV.