The dense ruby/purple-tinged 2012 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast reveals copious notes of brambleberries and mountain berries, forest floor, spring flowers and spice. Medium to full-bodied with silky tannins as well as a fleshy, succulent texture, good purity, and the oak pushed to the background, it should drink beautifully for 10-12 years. Bottled unfined and unfiltered, it was sourced from the Halberg and Wayfarer vineyards. (RP)
The 2012 Pinot Noir is drop-dead gorgeous. Dark red cherry, plum, stone fruit, menthol, cloves and spices are all woven together in a layered, sumptuous wine bursting with class and balance. This is a striking wine in every way. The 2012 is the first vintage made by new winemaker Bibiana Gonzalez-Rave, and it is fabulous. Gonzalez-Rave aged the 2012 in Francois Freres barrels, 85% new. Stylistically, the Pahlmeyer Pinot is a littler juicier and more textured than the wines Gonzalez-Rave is making at Wayfarer. She has done an equally fabulous job here. What a beautiful wine this is. (AG)
Good bright dark red with ruby highlights. Very ripe, almost jammy aromas of strawberry and raspberry are leavened by a note of pungent cranberry. Sappy and fruit-driven, with lovely ripe acidity for the vintage. Cranberry and pomegranate flavors are nicely framed by a positive herbal edge. Fresh acids and firm tannins accentuate and draw out the wine's fruit on the back end. (ST)
A strong, rich mocha-woody frame wraps around the extracted dark berry flavors in this version, showing some tannic muscle. Within that mix is a seam of elegance and finesse that should only become more prominent with time. Drink now through 2023. (JL)
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