Sonoma Coast
Pinot Noir Ratings

94

2016 Sonoma Coast
Pinot Noir

94 points, Platinum Medal

Winemaker Challenge, 2018

91

2013 Carneros
Pinot Noir

91 points

Excellent, Highly Recommended A shy aroma of cherries and subtle spice slowly work out of the glass and into the nose, until a playful medley of flavors approaches confidently. Flavors of ripe strawberry, bright cherries, smashed raspberries, and a whisper of oak mingle before a subtly spicy finish.

Ultimate Wine Challenge, 2016

89

2012 Carneros
Pinot Noir

89 points

Deep black cherry color. Offers toned down aromas of carob, cocoa, fig, leaves. Taste profile is charged with animated, dry flavors of black plum, rhubarb, strawberry jam. Moderate tannins last deep into the silky finish.

Ultimate Wine Challenge, 2014

Sonoma Coast
Pinot Noir
2016

94 points

94 points, Platinum Challenge

- Winemaker Challenge, 2018

92 points

92 points

"A dark cherry, toasty oak and fall spice expression that satisfies. There is a nice bright acid streak keeping things knit together through the long finish. Serve this with something from the red meat side. A Platinum Award winner at the 2018 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition."
- Rich Cook, January 2018

89 points

89 points

- Wine Enthusiast, 2018

88 points

88 points, Silver Medal

Highly Recommended
"Opaque violet color. Fruity aromas of purple fruit, streusel, bramble, and vanilla steamer with a velvety, vibrant, fruity medium body and a medium-length berry jam and toasted crumpet finish with well-integrated, dusty tannins and light oak. A full-bodied, unabashedly fruity pinot noir."
- Sommerlier Challenge, 2017

Carneros
Pinot Noir
2013

91 points

91 points

Excellent, Highly Recommended
"A shy aroma of cherries and subtle spice slowly work out of the glass and into the nose, until a playful medley of flavors approaches confidently. Flavors of ripe strawberry, bright cherries, smashed raspberries, and a whisper of oak mingle before a subtly spicy finish."
- Ultimate Wine Challenge, 2016

89 points, silver medal

89 points, Silver Medal

- Critics Challenge, 2015

88 points, silver medal

88 points, Silver Medal

Highly Recommended
"Bright medium burnt sienna color. Fruity, minerally aromas of red cherries, cranberry, tree bark, and hint of saffron with a crisp, dry medium-to-full body and a warming, complex, medium-length finish with fruit well-integrated firm tannins and moderate oak. Haunting saffron like note unique and enticing."
- Beverage Testing Institute, April 2015

silver medal

Silver Medal

- Sommelier Challenge, 2015

Carneros
Pinot Noir
2012

89 points

Very Good, Strong Recommendation
"Deep black cherry color. Offers toned down aromas of carob, cocoa, fig, leaves. Taste profile is charged with animated, dry flavors of black plum, rhubarb, strawberry jam. Moderate tannins last deep into the silky finish."
- Ultimate Wine Challenge, 2014

Silver Medal

"Cherry red with a light red rim. Aromas of raspberry, fraises du bois, black pepper, vanilla and shiitake. Red cherry and boysenberry flavors with fine tannins and a touch of mushroom and allspice."
- Beverage Testing Institute, November 2013

"Juicy raspberry, strawberry, orange zest, vanilla and oatmeal cookie flavors abound in this succulent Pinot Noir. It has a nice, silky texture, and the alcohol is refreshingly moderate."
- Wine Enthusiast Magazine, May 2014

Carneros
Pinot Noir
2010

88 points

"This is a successful Pinot Noir in terms of its lighter style, silkiness and generosity, showing real finesse and delicacy. It’s a tartly acidic wine with delicious flavors of cola and sour cherry candy. Try pairing it with mushroom risotto speckled with crumbled bacon."
- Wine Enthusiast Magazine, November 2012

Carneros
Pinot Noir
2009

"This is a good wine, textbook Carneros in its dryness, crisp acidity, silky texture and cherry, herb and spice flavors. It's not especially rich, but an elegant Pinot Noir for drinking now."
- Wine Enthusiast Magazine, July 2011

silver medal

Silver Medal

- San Diego Wine Competition, 2011