"Tyler's 2014 Pinot Noir Bentrock Vineyard is intensely saline and mineral driven, with terrific persistence and tons of energy. Here, too, the mid-palate is a bit light, but there is so much drive I am tempted to think the wine will ultimately find a better state of balance. Readers should expect a linear, compact style. White pepper, blood orange, rose petal and chalk add to the wine's exotic, high-toned personality. The Tyler Bentrock Pinot emerges from a strip of vines planted on shale on the property. The rest of Willett's Bentrock fruit goes into the appellation wine." –Sep-16
"Dried earth, savory spice, rose petals and sweet cherry and currant fruit emerge from the 2014 Pinot Noir Bentrock, which picks up a nice saltiness with time in the glass. Medium-bodied, supple, pretty and pure, with a classy, silky, downright ethereal feel, it should evolve beautifully for 5-7 years."
This is the youngest vineyard in their portfolio. It was planted in 2007, and they've been working with this site since 2011. They source from the steep east facing slope planted in Monterey shale. The single vineyard wine is made
specifically from the fruit harvested off of this highly mineral section of the vineyard.