2018 Parker West Pinot Noir
"Baked plum, muddled mulberry and cherry aromas are coated in oak and mesquite on the nose of this bottling. The palate is very cohesive, integrating roasted cherry and red-currant flavors with hints of oregano, vanilla and oak spice." ~ Wine Enthusiast
"Crushed rose petal, spice, mint and floral notes are all beautifully lifted in the 2018 Pinot Noir Parker West, an effusive wine that shows the finessed style that typically emerges from the western edge of the appellation." ~ Antonio Galloni's Vinous
"Smoky aromas of roasted meat and earthy notes of mushroom with minty nuances. Complex, sophisticated and nuanced, with elegance and finesse. Drinking Window 2021 - 2025" ~ Decanter (92 points)
"...a more earthy, spicy wine and has plenty of mulled red and black fruits, forest floor, black tea, and herbal notes. Medium-bodied and nicely balanced, and with plenty of mid-palate oomph, drink it over the coming 4-6 years." ~ Jeb Dunnuck
Our single vineyard and small lot releases enable us to deliver some of our finest expressions of Pinot Noir by concentrating on specific vineyards, clonal selections or techniques. The Parker West vineyard is a dynamic site planted in sandy soils on a windswept hillside several miles from the cold Pacific Ocean.
This Pinot Noir exhibits a true sense of place offering forward dark cherry, raspberry and floral notes supported by attractive mineral and spicy notes. This is a structured Pinot Noir that retains elegance and gracefulness due to bright natural acidity.