â€śOnly 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. Itâ€™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. â€ś - 90 points - Robert Parker