Consistently my favorite RM Pinot, this was the last of my 2016s…no restraint! No surprise, it showed the most layers but also the most in reserve for evolving down the road. For those who still have, I’d hold another 2-3yrs, or decant 2+hrs.
This was opened later in the evening alongside other wines, but at least was given a decant for about an hour before it was mostly consumed. Out of the 2016 single vineyard Pinots I’ve consumed, the easy answer is it’s mostly similar to the Summa, but just because that’s the easy answer doesn’t mean it’s the wrong one. The similarities with the black tea, pomegranate, mint, and muddled underripe raspberries are obvious but where it diverges from the Summa is with the blood orange…the citrus layers here are absolutely fantastic. A great combo of fruit and savory notes (doesn’t seem to have much whole cluster), with nervy acidity and a lengthy finish. This is just beginning to unfurl. — 7 days ago
Really great white - dry but incredibly full and tasty. Delicious paternoster treat — 4 days ago
straw colored, watery rim; yellow apple, lemon peel, white peach, toast, honey; good concentration on the palate with some glycerol and perhaps a bit of botrytis; medium body, medium acidity, 14.1% ABV; sourced from Platt Vineyard about 5 miles from coastline, barrel fermented and aged 15 months in 33% new French oak — a day ago
A very nice blend. Not quite as crisp as the cab sauv I typically drink, but a lovely blend of flavors that takes advantage of the mellow merlot base without being bland or boring. Would certainly buy again — a day ago
Fragrance, easy to drink and neat after taste. — 13 days ago
Shrimp scampi and bitter greens salad. Nice body, luscious mouth feel with citrus and apple notes. Touch of oak on the finish. — 9 days ago