Last of the Pinot Noirs, the 347-case 2017 Pinot Noir Estate Block M comes from a small block of the estate vineyard in the Sta. Rita Hills (clones 114 and 115) and was fermented with loads of stems and aged in neutral oak. It offers impressive black cherries, red plums, Asian spice, and classic Sta. Rita Hills saltiness and savoriness. Medium-bodied, beautifully balanced, elegant, and silky on the palate, with fine tannins, it has complexity, richness, balance, and length. Drink this beauty any time over the coming 10-15 years.
- October, 2019, Jeb Dunnuck