Ulises Valdez is one of California's most respected growers, and has worked with some of the best including Paul Hobbs, Aubert and Pahlmeyer. His new Pinot Noir is not to be missed. Limited. 94 Points Wine Spectator: "A rich, broad, expressive style that captures a wide range of deep falvors, with spicy wild blackberry notes and touches of cinnamon and spice, matched by cedary, toasty oak and rich, full, mineral-laced tannins. Drink now through 2021."For more than a decade, Ulises Valdez has produced wine under his own label from carefully selected vineyards which he farms and they should be on your short-list of boutique California producers to follow. This stylish Pinot comes from a vintage that Wine Spectator raved about for the Russian River Valley, gushing that it "..looks excellent across the board, particularly Pinot Noir."