2013 Cedar Ranch Pinot Noir
- Silver Medal - SF Chronicle Wine Competition, Jan. 2016
- 90 pts - Wine Enthusiast, Oct. 2015
This unfiltered, reserve-level wine ripened nicely in 2013 yielding a silky, high-toned palate with plum, berry and cherry Fruits. Still in its infancy, this demands decanting and/or additional bottle age. It’s a lovely evocation of both finesse and power, with a lick of chocolate in the finish. -P.G.
Deep, complex aromatics are accented by black cherry, raspberry and plum preserves with hints of pomegranate and cranberry. Spicy components of cedar, sandalwood and maple syrup are backed by loamy, savory notes and a touch of pineapple sage. Across the palate, the feel is warm and spicy, the open texture rather plush and at the same time delicate and alluring.