BLUE LIFESTYLE GOLD 92 POINTS - "Pale and silky with elegant structure and smooth style. Juicy and fresh, bright and made for food, long and balanced."
PINOT FILE 92 POINTS - "Moderately light garnet color in the glass. Plenty of aromatic volume, featuring scents of cherry, raspberry, sage and rose petal. The nose reminds of some intraberry (carbonic) fermentation. Ripe and discreetly sappy flavors of cherry, cranberry and strawberry offer good vibrancy. The gossamer tannins make for seductive drinking, the black cherry infused finish delights, and the overall harmony results in a charming, even aristocratic impression." aristocratic impression."
8th STRAIGHT YEAR OF SCORING 90 POINTS OR ABOVE
The 13th vintage, the 2011 Valerie's Vineyard Pinot Noir may be the best ever! Valerie's terroir driven one-acre Carneros vineyard has come of age and we think that vintage to vintage this one is another winner, very Burgundian. The California drought has somewhat spared us, we were able to keep the right amount of water on the vines and the added stress has created a complex wine. The winemaking attention to detail in the vineyard has never been better.