Still young and crackling with intensity after a little air exposure. Nose is herbal with fresh ripe peaches and creamsicle, palate is texturally supple with tangy tangerine, yellow pit fruit, apricot, pineapple, finish is stony and nicely bitter. I think it’s not too far away from peak given how quickly it opened up but could evolve a while longer. Going to forget about the next bottle for a few years — 5 days ago
Exuberant nose. Spice, lychee, sugar snap peas, mineral, floral and clean air. So aromatic and focused while being exuberant. Palate is elegant and gorgeous. Brilliant clarity and apricot skin fruit and appealing bitter aspects. Straddles that sweet/bitter line so well. Such a serious and deep wine. Structured and compact. Finishes very mineral. Elegant, complex and salty. So good. Really really long. So energetic and elegant at the same time. Tasted 3 vintages and loved all three. Seems like it will be very versatile with a variety of dishes. — 19 days ago
“Village Meursault ? Roulot? I’m told no, not even French, 🤔. American😳? Yes. Oregon ? Yes. That is as far as I got. Please take it out of the bag. Reductive nose but a laser like focus in the mouth . A taser like finish of citrus . Will purchase a bottle just to see what this becomes in 5-8 years. — 7 days ago
Always a treat to try a Bell Hill Pinot Noir. Quite light in colour. Wonderful florals of violet, roses and a stalky whole bunch note - a nose reminiscent of Vosne Romanee. A light to medium weight palate showing more body than the colour would indicate. Strong Sous Bois character with red fruits and great persistence. I have very few wines from Canterbury NZ but on this showing, should have more. This is Bell Hill’s 2nd ranked Cuvée. I have a few bottles of their 1st ranked Cuvée but they need more cellar time before popping the cork, as does this Old Weka Pass 2016. A great Pinot with further potential. — 14 hours ago
Throwback for me. As Zin was my go to grape in the 90s, the single vineyard Ravenswood wines were my favorites! I visited in 1999/2000ish and drank from the barrels.
900 cases made, this has a bold blueberry and black pepper nose, mint adds on the palate, a bit more mellow than I remember it, which is great for my older taste. Medium plus body, medium tannins.
92 points — 3 days ago
Light and a little too fruity on the first night, but we moved on to another, waited another day, and then a much stronger showing. — 3 days ago