2018 Three Henry’s Pinot Noir
Tasting Notes ~ Made near the village of Azille, this 100 percent estate-grown Pinot Noir is a light bodied, un-oaked gem from the South of France. Clean flavors of currants and plums finish with earthy tones and red berries.
2017 The Giving Kitchen Cabernet Sauvignon$34.99Tasting Notes ~ The 2017 Cabernet is a blend from two iconic vineyards, one located in the warmer eastern hills of the St. Helena AVA and the other from a cooler section of the Oak Knoll appellation. Intense, lush and bold with a frame of acidity to balance the tannins, the wine has a layered and lingering finish.
2015 Bien Nacido Estate ‘LXXIII Reserve’ Pinot Noir$95.00WA 94 WE 96 VN 94Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 94 ~ There are 127 cases of the lovely 2015 Bien Nacido Vineyard LXXIII Pinot Noir, which offers up a deep-pitched bouquet of crushed cassis, cracked pepper and nori that's a bit darker and more brooding than usual, without the suggestions of the candied peel and Christmas cake that this often displays. On the palate, it's medium bodied, concentrated and structured around a fine-grained chassis of tannin and juicy acids. Give this youthfully tight-knit Pinot Noir a few years in the cellar, then follow it for a decade.Wine Enthusiast 96 ~ Intense cranberry aromas meet with smoked pork roast, crushed slate and pinches of sage, thyme and white pepper on the nose of this luxury-level bottling. The palate is florally flush in touches of rose and tarragon, set against snappy red-plum fruit and racy acidity.Vinous 94 ~ The 2015 Pinot Noir LXXIII Bien Nacido Vineyards is gorgeous. Inky blue and purplish fruit, licorice, menthol, sage, violet and lavender infuse the 2015, a wine of extreme richness and unctuosity. It will be fascinating to see how the 2015 develops during its aging. The 2015 is dense and rich, with an almost Syrah-like element of savoriness on the finish.
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.