2017 Ridge ‘Three Valleys’
WS 91WA 91
Wine Spectator 91: Lively and well-built, with expressive cherry, roasted dill and white pepper flavors that glide toward refined tannins. Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Carignane and Grenache.
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2014 Solomon Hills Estate Pinot Noir$66.00WE 93Wine Enthusiast 93: Rhubarb, cranberry and roasted plum aromas meet with gamy hints of grilled boar and toasted oak on the nose of this bottling. Light touches of fennel pollen, bay leaf and dried sage start the sip, followed by more roasted meat and rustic red fruits. It packs great energy and tremendous depth of flavors in a lightweight frame.
2017 Beaux Frères ‘The Beaux Frères Vineyard’ Pinot Noir$122.00WS 95JS 96Wine Spectator 95: Combines structure with verve, offering richly expressive raspberry, violet and orange peel flavors that take on polish and complexity toward well buffed tannins. Drink now through 2028.James Suckling 96: There’s a real sense of depth and detail here with fresh cherries and blueberries, swathed in vanilla-dusted violets, fresh-cut roasting herbs and biscuit spices. The palate has a very plush and smoothly rendered feel with a long, smooth and seamless run of ripe blueberries and cherries. Concentrated and elegant pinot with a long, long finish. Drink across the next decade.
2016 RAEN ‘Home Field Vineyard’ Pinot Noir$110.00WA 94JS 97Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 94: Pale to medium ruby-purple colored, the 2016 Pinot Noir Home Field Vineyard gives up notes of black tea, scorched earth, raspberries and wild blueberries with fragrant wafts of lilacs and rose hips plus a suggestion of charcuterie. Medium-bodied, intensely fruited and tightly wound, the palate is taut, muscular and lively with bags of energy down to the long, perfumed finish.James Suckling 97: This has impressive, fragrant complexity with an abundance of sweetly spiced red cherries and wild berries. Super expressive nose. The palate is seamlessly delivered with pristine red cherries and a smoothly layered texture that has been expertly crafted. Stunning Sonoma Coast pinot. Drink or hold.