♦ Grape Varieties
100% Pinot Noir
♦ Tasting Note
Sourced from growers in the Sta. Rita Hills (John Sebastiano Vineyard, Sea Smoke Vineyard and Radian Vineyard), this new wine from David Phinney (creator of the famous/infamous brand, The Prisoner) was aged for nine months in oak barrels, 60% new. Pale to medium ruby-purple colored, the 2017 Pinot Noir sashays out of the glass with graceful kirsch, raspberry preserves and redcurrant jelly notes plus hints of oolong tea, violets and cinnamon stick. Medium-bodied, the palate is delicately played with bright red berries and spicy accents plus a satiny texture, finishing with lovely poise. 1,000 cases were made.
~ 93 Points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate, May 2020
♦ Official Tasting Note
The blend exhibits darker aromatics of blueberry, raspberry, black pepper, vanilla crème and a hint of pleasing funk. The entry is refined yet immense with flavors of redcurrant, cherry tart and traces of spice that follow through to the mid-palate. The backbone of acidity and a lengthy finish sets up the wine to age for many years.
HK$468.00 Regular Price