2016 Westwood Pinot Noir, Wendling Vineyard, Anderson Valley
This dried wild flower and sage-perfumed Pinot Noir has a finely structured and velvety palate that originates with dark chocolate cherries and strawberries, continues with fresh forest berries and a dusting of cocoa powder, ending with a silky finish of rhubarb, spearmint and pine needles.
94 Points - Jeb Dunnuck
The 2016 Pinot Noir Wendling Vineyard also comes from a cooler vineyard, this one in Anderson Valley. Made from a mix of clones (Pommard, 667, Calera, 828, and 115) and aged 16 months in 56% new French oak, it offers complex notes of dark cherry fruits, spice, and loamy soil as well as medium-bodied richness, plenty of texture, and a great finish. It’s a complete, balanced, incredibly high-quality Pinot Noir to enjoy over the coming decade.
94 Points - Tasting Panel
Spiced oak and cinnamon cherries form an exquisite perfume that leads into a more savory palate. Nutmeg, clove, and cranberry are filled with a mocha-cedar center. Dried heather adds flavor to the wine’s textural weight.