Not for fans of rich Chardonnays, this is a very dry, acidic bottling. It’s more about clean mouthfeel and scour than hedonism. What fruit there is suggests limes, pears and brisk minerals, while smoky oak and lees contribute toasty, buttery, creamy notes. A distinguished and elegant wine that defines cool-climate coastal conditions. Grows more complex and…
Shows its cool coastal origin in the crisp acidity and lean, Chablisian profile. Underneath the smoky oak is a very dry, mineral-infused wine with citrus and wildflower flavors. Could develop over the next six years.
An example of a soft, accessible Pinot whose rich, ripe flavors are the main attraction. Brims with cola, cherry, cranberry and red licorice flavors. Seems best over the next 2–3 years.
When a young Pinot Noir is dominated by oak, as this one is, it’s a little worrying. Will the oak be absorbed in time, or will it always be excessive? This young wine has pleasant cherry, black raspberry and cola flavors, but the oak seems to have the upper hand. Drink soon.
Way too oaky, with caramel, buttered toast and smoky vanilla flavors dominating the fruit beneath. There’s a sound, crisp, citrusy wine down there, but the winemaker needs to let it, not the oak, star.