2018 Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso
Tasting Notes Lots of strawberry aromas that follow through to a full-bodied, layered palate with ripe tannins, dried-fruit and walnut undertones. From organically grown grapes.
2017 Famille Brunier ‘Piedlong’ Châteauneuf-du-Pape$66.00JS 93JD 94
2015 Ram’s Gate ‘El Diablo Vineyard’ Pinot Noir$80.00WA 93Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 93: Pale to medium ruby-purple colored, the 2015 Pinot Noir El Diablo Vineyard opens with black raspberries, black cherries and violets on the nose with hints of chocolate box and cinnamon stick. The palate is medium to full-bodied with a firm frame of ripe, grainy tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing long and spicy. 325 cases produced.
2013 Wayfarer ‘Golden Mean’ Pinot Noir$120.00WA 92JS 95JD 92WE 95Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 92: The Golden Mean is made exclusively from Pommard and Swan clones. Medium to deep ruby colored, the 2013 Pinot Noir Golden Mean has a savory, sautéed herbs-led nose with earthy notes of mossy bark, loam and dried leaves over a gentle red currant jelly and raspberry tart core. The medium-bodied palate has a wonderfully firm, chewy texture that nicely corrals the vibrant red fruits and earthy layers, finishing with a refreshing lift.James Suckling 95: Lightening acidity here with vibrant and ripe fruit that gives depth and beauty. Wonderful verve to this well-crafted pinot. Such energy. Drink or hold.Jeb Dunnick 92: The 2013 Pinot Noir Golden Mean is a beautiful complete, tight, Burgundian-styled effort that needs to be left alone for another 2-3 years. Black cherry, violets, blueberry and sappy floral notes emerge from this medium to full-bodied, structured 2013 that has bright acidity, excellent concentration and plenty of length on the finish.Wine Enthusiast 95: Lush and velvety, this wine offers big, dark cherry flavor around a tangy minerality. From three vineyard blocks planted to Pommard and Swan clones, it balances opposites in the way full-bodied luxuriousness meets acidity-driven juiciness, creating a desire for more. Let this wine open in the glass or cellar through 2023. Cellar Selection