2012 Symposium Pinot Noir
This Symposium Pinot Noir is a dazzling garnet hue with ruby tones. Perfumed bright black raspberry, blueberry and violet aromas linger with hints of baking spice and the grounding earthy bramble that can be attributed to the 4 % addition of Pinotage. The luxurious entry offers complex layers of raspberry and dark plum that intermingle with a whisper of warm sassafras spice. The structure is seductive with a lush mid-palate and controlled tannins. There is purity to the lingering finish where the vineyard’s signature minerality and acidity accompany the expansive fruit with great finesse. 403 cases produced.
93 Points - Wine Advocate, Robert Parker
The 2012 Pinot Noir Symposium was aged in 20% new French oak and is actually the only wine that is not 100% Pinot Noir. It is blended with – of all things – 4% Pinotage. There are plenty of sweet cherries, raspberries and floral notes, followed by an earthy, spicy, medium-bodied wine with good structure and finely tuned tannins. The acidity is good and the wine fresh, pure and delicious. Early - Drink 2016-2026