Varner Upper Picnic Block Spring Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

$44.95

A fantastic Pinot from one of our favorite Santa Cruz Mountains producers! Limited. 95 Points Robert Parker: "Wafting from the glass with notes of ripe red cherries, cassis, dried flowers and subtle hints of pencil shavings, the 2014 Pinot Noir Upper Picnic Block is beautifully supple, satiny and medium to full-bodied on the palate, with an ample and expansive core of sweet, ripe fruit that's balanced by succulent acids and plenty of incipient savory complexity. It's a beautifully balanced, giving wine and a superb valedictory vintage for the Varner brothers. Drink it now or over the next decade."

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Ratings on Delectable

Douglas Braun Delectable Pro

2014 vintage -really pretty slight underbrush dried cherry/blueberry very soft tannins -good time to drink

2014 vintage -really pretty slight underbrush dried cherry/blueberry very soft tannins -good time to drink

9.1

John-Mario Sevilla

I would agree...with the pro rating of 93.

I would agree...with the pro rating of 93.

9.3

John Landis

Clear cherry color with earthy notes of cherry and blackberry. Moderately high in alcohol (14.1%) which comes through on the palate but excellent with baked salmon.

Clear cherry color with earthy notes of cherry and blackberry. Moderately high in alcohol (14.1%) which comes through on the palate but excellent with baked salmon.

9.3

Diana Sabo

2016 vintage. Enjoyed on January 6, 2018.

2016 vintage. Enjoyed on January 6, 2018.

9.5

WARNING: DRINKING DISTILLED SPIRITS, BEER, COOLERS, WINE AND OTHER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY INCREASE CANCER RISK, AND, DURING PREGNANCY, CAN CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS.