95 points previous vintage 95 Points Robert Parker: "Even more stunning is the Pinot Noir, which received similar treatment to the 2012. This wine shows complex forest floor notes, damp earth and Asian plum sauce interwoven with blackcurrant and black cherry as well as hints of underbrush and spring flowers. Deep, rich, complex and showing loads of fruit, it should be drunk over the next 5-7 years... ...This project, ten years in the making, is owned by Carol and Fred Schrader (famous for their Napa Valley Cabernets), who purchased 40 acres on the second ridge line in from the Pacific Ocean. Their debut vintage was 2012. The vineyard manager is Ulises Valdez and the winemaker, who also produces the Schrader Beckstoffer Cabernet Sauvignons in Napa, is Thomas Rivers Brown." 95 Points Wine Spectator: "Bold, rich and assertive, with lively acidity and a tight, dense core of raspberry and blackberry, revealing rose, anise and spice scents. Supple, graceful and deep, this ends with a long, rich aftertaste and a supple, caressing texture. Drink now through 2024."
Flabby, flat with a nice nose but no follow through on flavor
Flabby, flat with a nice nose but no follow through on flavor8.5
Sour cherries and strawberries.. gets better with air!
Sour cherries and strawberries.. gets better with air!9.0