"Terrific density and intensity here with orange peel, white peaches and strawberries. Full body, great texture and magnificent length. Polished, velvety tannins that remain supple. A wine with great aging potential. Wow. Better in 2019." –Nov-16
"The 2014 Yamhill-Carlton District Pinot Noir, which is principally sourced from Gran Moraine, includes 20% whole cluster fruit and is aged in 30% new French oak. This has a seam of chalk dust infusing the red berry fruit, mixed with rose petal and iris scents. This is well defined and earthy. The palate is medium-bodied with fleshy ripe red fruit, a little more structured than its Ribbon Ridge counterpart, with fine salinity towards the bay leaf-tinged finish. It does not quite possess the persistence that would merit it a higher evaluation, however, it still constitutes a well-crafted, quite "punchy" Pinot Noir that should repay time in bottle."
"Vivid red. Lively, intensely perfumed raspberry, Asian spice and potpourri scents are complicated by hints of woodsmoke and white pepper. Silky in texture and alluringly sweet; juicy acidity provides spine and lift to juicy red fruit liqueur, spicecake and rose pastille flavors. This concentrated but nervy Pinot finishes with suave, even tannins, excellent focus and very persistent floral character." –Dec-16