#32 - Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2023
Supple, richly textured and elegantly complex, this Pinot opens with a burst of fresh raspberry, then unfolds with notes of forest floor and brown baking spices, plus a touch of licorice as it builds tension toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2032. 1,100 cases made. —TF
Medium ruby-purple, the 2021 Pinot Noir Silice Vineyard blossoms slowly to pomegranate, blackberry, watermelon, dried herbs and aniseed. The medium-bodied palate is loaded with wild berry fruit. Combining power and elegance, it's silky and seamless in the mouth, and a flourish of spicy accents across the finish hints it has more to reveal over the next 2-3 years in bottle.
This shows aromas of dark cherries, blood orange, cocoa powder and dried mushrooms. Some savory spices, too. Medium-bodied with crunchy, firm tannins and vivid acidity. Delicate and hemmed in, leading to a spiced, lively finish. From biodynamically grown grapes. Drink or hold.
The phrase "peachy keen" comes to mind when smelling and tasting this wine. There's also a nice bit of spice here, including cardamom and sandalwood. The peaches are joined by aromas and flavors of dark raspberry, lemon and mint. The mouthfeel is rich and full, with a surprising bit of acidity to go along with velvety tannins.