2019 Westwood Founder's Reserve Pinot Noir, Annadel Gap, Sonoma Valley
Extremely well structured, this 7-barrel selection showcases the most opulent expression of the Annadel Gap Vineyard: dried blueberry, rich cherry, and pomegranate aromas followed by a broad textured finish. The wine displays both the elegance of the cool climate influence as well as the depth and richness of the clonal selections.
94 Points - Jeb Dunnuck
The deeper ruby-hued 2019 Pinot Noir Founder's Reserve Annadel Gap Vineyard is a ripe, powerful, yet still classic Sonoma Pinot Noir. Coming from a site in the Sonoma Valley and fermented with 10% stems, it has lots of roasted herbs, forest floor, and scorched earth notes as well as darker berry fruits. Medium to full-bodied on the palate, it’s a Pinot Noir for those who like the meaty, rich, mouth-filling style of, say, a great Pommard. It should evolve for 7-8 years.