JEB DUNNUCK 95+ POINTS - "From the Anderson Valley and a mix of clones (115, 667, 777 and Pommard), aged 16 months in 34% new French oak, the 2017 Pinot Noir Velvet Sisters reveals a ruby/translucent color to go with a kiss of the blue fruit that's always present in Anderson Valley Pinots intermixed with Bing cherries, savory herbs, dried earth, and candied violets. Playing in the medium-bodied end of the spectrum, it has good acidity, plenty of structure, and a great finish, yet its seamless, pure texture is what stands out. My money is on this blossoming with 2-3 years of bottle age, and it's going to drink nicely for a decade. It's impressive."
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE 93 POINTS - "Pale to medium ruby-purple colored—wow—the 2017 Pinot Noir Velvet Sisters explodes with perfumed red and black cherries, candied violets and chocolate box plus touches of rose hip tea, sautéed herbs and tilled soil. Medium-bodied, the palate possesses wonderful vibrance and freshness, with a plush, fine-grained texture and a long, savory finish. 317 cases were made."
ANTONIO GALLONI 92 POINTS - "The 2017 Pinot Noir Velvet Sisters, from the Jackson Family's Maggy Hawk estate, shows the natural exuberance of Anderson Valley in its forward fruit and bold, luscious personality. Soft curves add to its racy, inviting personality. The 2017 will offer superb drinking pleasure over the next decade, maybe more."