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2014 Pinot Noir Block 3


New Zealand’s Pellucid Wines: More Light Than Heat , Stephen Tanzer, May 2016

(from 22-year-old vines planted to Wadenswil and Pommard clones; vinified with 25% whole clusters): Good medium-deep red. Musky black raspberry and Damson plum aromas are complemented by coffee, dried herbs and complex soil tones and lifted by a floral topnote. At once brighter and tighter than the 2013 version, conveying a lovely light touch to its blackberry, dark cherry, herb and spice flavors. But this fine-grained, suavely tannic Pinot is broad, ripe, tactile and quite long. I love the combination of saline extract and floral lift, not to mention the wine’s almost chocolatey ripeness. 93 Points

Robert Parker Wine Advocate, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, December 2015

Pale to medium ruby-purple colored, the 2014 Block 3 Pinot Noir is fragrantly scented of freshly tilled earth, Ceylon tea, warm cranberries and red currants with a touch of Provence herbs. Medium-bodied and wonderfully elegant in the mouth, it fills the palate with satin textured red berry and earth flavors, finishing with great freshness and length. 93 points