2010 Pinot Noir: Sea Slopes Accolades
95 Points - WINE ENTHUSIAST
Here’s more proof that sometimes a winery’s least expensive bottling can be its best. The wine is first class, from the translucent ruby color to the power and delicacy of the mouthfeel. There’s something haunting and distinctly Fort Ross-ian in the wild cherry, mushroom and pine flavors that seem to echo the fog, sun and redwood forests of this remote region. Really delicious now and through 2018 or so. —S.H.
90 Points - WINE SPECTATOR
This offers an exacting mix of fresh, vibrant dark berry, crushed rock, watermelon and raspberry flavor. Intermittently supple, yet very firm on the finish. Drink now through 2022. —JL
★★★★★ EXCEPTIONAL - RESTAURANT WINE
Exceptional: very aromatic in character, full bodied, and complex in flavor (plum, rosehips, spicy oak, toast, cherry), this wine has a long palate evolution and a persistent finish. Very fine quality. Needs a bit of aging. Aged 10 months in French oak barrels, 24% new. Unfined, unfiltered. 924 cases. [2013-2015]