2017 Stagecoach Road Pinot Noir 4-Pack
Stagecoach Road Pinot Noir grapes are grown in the vineyard blocks closest to the ocean with some of the darkest soils on the estate and is always our boldest Pinot Noir. This deep ruby-colored cuvée exudes aromas of black raspberry, cassis, and plum with warm earth and savory notes. The palate is succulent with layers of black currant, boysenberry, and cherry with beetroot, cocoa, and spice. The integrated, well-structured tannins carry throughout the long, polished finish that is enlivened with acidity. This wine is drinking beautifully now and will cellar for years to come.
94 Points - Wine Advocate
The 2017 Pinot Noir Estate Stagecoach Road has slowly opening aromas of roasted cranberries and blackberries accented by potpourri, Earl Grey tea leaves, dusty earth, woodsmoke and cola. The palate is medium-bodied, silky and nuanced with loads of spicy, bitters-like accents and great freshness, finishing long and layered.
93 Points - Wine Enthusiast
From a selection of Calera grapes grown on the extreme coast, this wine offers spice, wax and edgy acidity. Pomegranate, tangerine, cherry and mint flavors follow along a structured, complex and lengthy palate of balanced tannin and oak, finishing in lasting earthiness. —Virginie Boone
93 Points - James Suckling
This has impressive aromas of ripe and rich dark cherries, swathed in sweetly fragrant baking spices and some earthy complexity, too. The palate has a sturdy, regal style of tannin that carries a smooth and ripe array of juicy dark-cherry flavor. Drink of hold. September, 2019.
92 Points - Jeb Dunnuck
Another classic example of the vintage, the 2017 Pinot Noir Stagecoach Road has loads of spiced red and black fruits, bouquet garni, toasted nuts, and a touch of seaside-like salinity to go with a medium-bodied, round, elegant style on the palate. With ripe tannins, good overall balance, and a great finish, it should be impressive for 7-8 years.
★★★★★ EXCEPTIONAL - Restaurant Wine, Ronn Wiegand MS/MW
The 2017 Stagecoach Road is a rich, ripe Pinot Noir on a medium full framework. It is intensely flavored with notes of strawberry, cherry, black tea, clove, and toasty oak, well balanced, and very long and lingering on the finish. Outstanding. Warrants further aging.