I was pleased to wake up today to see nice reviews of some of my currently available wines by the esteemed Josh Raynolds of Vinous. I’ve read his reviews for years, cool to see him write up a few of my wines.
2014 Vincent Pinot Noir Bjornson Vineyard – 92 pts
Deep red. Smoke-accented dark berries and cherry cola on the fragrant nose; mineral and spice flourishes add vivacity. Sappy, concentrated bitter cherry and black raspberry flavors are lifted by a bright floral quality and a suggestion of white pepper. rich but energetic as well, delivering strong finishing cut and smoky persistence. Drink 2019-2025
2014 Vincent Pinot Noir Zenith Vineyard – 92 pts
Vivid ruby-red. Powerful, smoke-and spice-tinged cherry and black raspberry aromas, along with hints of cola and lavender that gain strength with aeration. Sappy and expansive on the palate, offering bitter cherry and dark berry flavors that turn sweeter and more lively on the back half. Smoothly plays its vivacity off the richness of the vintage and finishes impressively long and sweet, with gentle tannins making a cameo appearance. Drink 219-2025
2014 Vincent Pinot Noir Eola-Amity Hills – 90 pts
Brilliant red. Fresh red and dark berry aromas are complemented by suggestions of floral oil and white pepper. Juicy and light on its feet, offering gently sweet black raspberry and rose pastille flavors and a hint of blood orange that adds bracing cut. Lingers with very good, fruity persistence, showing just a hint of tannins and lingering spiciness. Drink 2018-2022