Nice to see that some Cali vignerons occasionally move away from the new-world, contemporary examples of this varietal. The nose is soft and round, with notes of white tea and cedar. Palate purrs like a cat. It’s more delicate and lithe, with a silkiness on the mid-palate. Red fruits mingle with mild tannins. Finish is elegant and polished. I’d be very interested to come back and have.another look at this a few years from now. For sure, it will compliment delicate foods, perfectly. But also has the stature to stand on its own. — 2 days ago
2015 Texturé Deer Meadows Pinot Noir.
Nose - Perfume, dried leaves, dried cherries. Palate- Cold Red Cherries & in this medium-bodied elegant wine. Moderate tannins & good acidity balance it out well with cinnamon and pine forest notes. The body not too full, and the mouthfeel is generous & pleasing. Pinot that you would have no problem serving for knowledgeable wine group. Edit - Decanted for an hour. — 7 months ago
Virtual tasting with Texture Wines and winemaker Erich Bradley.
This is my second time with this wine in the last 18 months, the first being back in San Antonio for the WNH event when @Joe Lucca
brought it. Joe was the key component to getting the Texture Wines virtual tasting setup. Wonderful time.
I gave this about a two hour decant and it needed every bit of it. In the glass, I was shocked at how golden and amber it was (Erich addressed this during our tasting and said he likes to get a bit of oxygen to it early on to prevent any type of premox later in its life). Meyer lemon, lemon oil, sea salt, oyster shell and crushed limestone dominate the nose. Even some candied pineapple. Electric on the palate with zero trace of oak accompanied by bright citrus. So much tart but flavorful fruit carried by high acidity. Towards the end of night one, the finish had a note of soft pink cotton candy. On day two, the fruit became more rich and honeyed. This is built like grand cru Chablis and isn’t fading for at least 7-10yrs. — 2 months ago
Did well but didn't quite place among Single blind Pinot tasting of 6 wines. Mistaken for Kosta Browne by a few guests. Young wine but strong that improved beyond the 120 minute decant. — 5 years ago
Texture Ferrington Pinot Noir. Medium ruby red in color. The nose is exotic & sell it.
The wine is robust, bright acidity & firm tannins(1-hour decanting)
Ripe cherry, bruised plum, dry savory herb. A pronounced spice finish. Personally would wait another year or so before opening a bottle. Wouldn’t surprise me if somebody thoroughly enjoyed this wine in 10 years. Cheers! — 3 months ago