VINOUS RATING: 94
VINOUS REVIEW:

The 2018 Pinot Noir Estate East Ridge is juicy, open-knit and seductive. Sweet red cherry, red plum, spice, mint and blood orange infuse the 2018 with tons of nuance and character. In this tasting, the East Ridge stands out for its mid-palate density and creaminess, along with slightly darker/purplish tonalities of fruit.

JAMES SUCKLING RATING: 94
JAMES SUCKLING REVIEW:

A really beautiful red with dried strawberry, subtle citrus and cedar with some walnut. Forest floor, too. It’s full-bodied, yet tensioned, very polished and focused. Lovely finish. A little tight now, yet very drinkable. But better after 2022.

WINE ENTHUSIAST RATING: 94
WINE ENTHUSIAST REVIEW:

Structured and wildly complex, this wine is just starting to reveal itself, offering a quiet wealth of juicy pomegranate, black tea and rocky tannin. Textured, it is both savory in nature and bursting in acidity, providing a lengthy freshness as it goes. Still, time in the cellar is recommended; enjoy best from 2025–2028.

WINE SPECTATOR RATING: 95
WINE SPECTATOR REVIEW:

Powerfully fresh and crunchy, with plenty of minerality to the dried cherry and berry flavors that are backed by crisp acidity. Shows cedary notes and hints of juniper berry on the lithe finish. Best from 2022 through 2027.

More Information
Vintage2018
CountryUnited States
RegionCalifornia
AppellationSonoma County
Bottle Size750ml
Alcohol %-12.5
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