Medium ruby in color, our 2018 Bicentennial Pinot Noir evolves from the glass with floral and slight savory notes of red roses, dried orange peel, and Darjeeling tea, over a core of pomegranate, raspberry and cranberry aromas. The medium-bodied palate is layered with red fruits including, wild strawberries and red plums complemented by a hint of baking spices and rhubarb, framed by finely constructed elegant tannins then completed with a lingering finish.
93 Points - Wine & Spirits
This grows at the westernmost blocks of Lester and Linda Schwartz's vineyard, on coastal ridges less than a mile from the Pacific. Powered by coastal energy, this is musky and intense. Its skin tannins bring to mind cranberries and blackberries, with the high-toned lift of roses. It's enriched by the tannins of new oak, big in scale and lasting in flavor, a wine that would stand its ground in the wind on the beach as you grill wild salmon.
93 Points – Wine Advocate
The 2017 Pinot Noir Estate Top of Land takes its time to unfurl to cranberries and blackberries with nuances of black tea, woodsmoke, dusty earth and amaro. The medium-bodied palate is spicy and nuanced with a grainy frame and long, uplifted finish.
93 Points – James Suckling
Dried leaves, sweet tobacco, spices and dried red and dark cherries abound here. This has impressive layering of fine tannin and ripe, fresh red cherries that build nicely into the long, plush and silky finish. Drink or hold. September, 2019.