Vinous Brick House Vineyards, 2014 Brick House Pinot Noir 'Evelyn's'
"Bright, vaguely hazy red. Highly perfumed and complex on the nose, displaying intense red and dark berry liqueur, potpourri and Asian spice scents and a hint of smoky minerals. Stains the palate with sweet raspberry, boysenberry and spicecake flavors that show a deft blend of richness and vivacity and no rough edges. The floral and spice notes resonate strongly on a strikingly long, seamless finish that's given shape by gentle, harmonious tannins." –Dec-16
Wine Advocate Brick House Vineyards, 2014 Brick House Pinot Noir 'Evelyn's'
"The 2014 Pinot Noir Evenlyn's is a best barrel selection that is made in honor of Doug Tunnel's mother. Matured in 40% new wood, it has quite a dense bouquet, almost sultry with cranberry, raspberry and noticeable estuarine scents - a little seaweed and mudflats. The palate is medium-bodied with supple ripe redcurrant and cranberry fruit, quite structured with very good salinity, leading to an oyster shell tinged finish. This is a delightful, beautifully crafted Pinot Noir surfeit with joie-de-vivre."
James Suckling Brick House Vineyards, 2014 Brick House Pinot Noir 'Evelyn's'
"Floral with violets, cola, red cherries and earthy hints. The palate shows pretty berry flavors and a good backbone of tannins and lively acidity. Drink now." –Nov-16
This reserve wine is a best barrel selection of approximately 50% Pommard clone and 50% Dijon clone Pinot from the two main blocks of the estate vineyard. Fermented the same way as the Dijonnais and Tonnelier, the wine saw 18 months in approximately 45% new French oak cooperage. It was bottled by hand in January, 2016. 680 cases produced