Varner Upper Picnic Block Spring Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013

$34.95

The 2013 Pinot Noir Upper Picnic is endowed with a real sense of explosive energy that elevates it in this range. The flavors are dark and intense throughout, but it is the wine's center and overall depth that are most compelling at this stage... The Upper Picnic offers a compelling interplay of intensity and freshness. These own-rooted vines were planted in 1981. Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media

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Ratings on Delectable

Steve Anderson

Tasty but a little riper than expected for Santa Cruz.

Tasty but a little riper than expected for Santa Cruz.

9.1

Steve Anderson

Dark fruit, spice. Tasty, but riper and richer than expected for SCM.

Dark fruit, spice. Tasty, but riper and richer than expected for SCM.

9.1

Steve Anderson

First Varner Pinot for me. Nicely done.

First Varner Pinot for me. Nicely done.

9.2

Alan Doughty

Balsamic notes on the nose and throughout. Fresh and intense with savory rhubarb flavors. Subltley bitter/sweet on the finish.

Balsamic notes on the nose and throughout. Fresh and intense with savory rhubarb flavors. Subltley bitter/sweet on the finish.

9.2

Jeremy Buss

Great Pinot!! Wonderful nose- musty, earthy smell with strong berries.

Great Pinot!! Wonderful nose- musty, earthy smell with strong berries.

9.2

Vin Zering

Lovely wine. Cellar worthy CA Pinot.

Lovely wine. Cellar worthy CA Pinot.

9.0

Josh Shields

Slightly corked. Still see the craftsmanship in this wine though. $ wise, reminds me of evesham wood. Pound for pound some of the best.

Slightly corked. Still see the craftsmanship in this wine though. $ wise, reminds me of evesham wood. Pound for pound some of the best.

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