This 100% Pinot Noir from the Mendocino Ridge Appellation is intimate, tumultuous, and intense. The vineyards, from peaks above the fog line and planted with Clone 115 and 777, are sustainably farmed and have very small yields & production. 696 Bottles Produced.
"This elegant pinot noir has the surety of fresh, completely ripe fruit. It's all of a piece, the tannins fully integrated, the plump fruit lasting in a distinctly earthy finish. Still closed, this needs bottle age to develop complexity. Jean-Charles Boisset makes JCB with the winemaking team at De Loach."
Wine & Spirits
"Medium ruby hue. Reticent bouquet opens to floral and spice aromas with a pleasant, clean edge of dried citrus. Crisp and lean on entry, slowly unfolding to offer a broad palette of flavors including red and black cherry, red flowers and citrus notes accented by pleasing hints of herbs and grilled fruit."
The Wine News
"An interesting new wine that aims for balance and elegance rather than powerful fruit extraction. Shows an acid-inspired crispness that brightens wild berry, currant, cola and peppery spice flavors. Despite the silky mouthfeel, it feels undeveloped. This score reflects its current drinkability, but it could surprise in 4–6 years or longer."
" A somewhat more deeply pitched nose features a bit more earth as well as blue berry notes together with similar very fresh red pinot fruit that merges into richer, fuller and more complex medium-bodied flavors that possess better mid-palate concentration and a bit more length as well. I like the sappy texture and this is a mix of both fruit and soil-driven components. Lovely and overall, there is just more here. 90/2011+"