“Only a single wine, the 2012 Pinot Noir emerges from this
Kendall-Jackson-owned estate vineyard near the town of Booneville.
Planted at 1,400- to 1,800-foot elevation with Dijon clones 667, 777 and
115, this wine spent nine months in 32% new French oak prior to being
The soil layers are alluvial, uplifted seabed, stuffed with
natural sea shells embedded in many of the fractured rocks. It’s also
above the fog line in this area. The resultant wine from these soils is
lush, with raspberry and blueberry fruit, a seductive, flowery bouquet,
medium body, sweet velvety tannins and a layered finish, which seems to
build incrementally on the palate.
This is an impressive Pinot Noir that sells at a realistic price. Drink it over the next 5-7 years. “ - 90 points - Robert Parker