Rated 94 points by Wine Spectator and a Hot Wine Selection, October 2016.
"Broad and spicy, with pepper, white chocolate and bay leaf overtones to the rich cherry and raspberry fruit. Glides into a generous and open-textured finish. Drink now through 2024." -Harvey Steiman.
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This is the 5th vintage of our Gregory Ranch Pinot Noir estate farmed and located in the beautiful Yamhill Carlton AVA. In cool vintages the Gregory Ranch Vineyard is one of our last sites to be harvested and is mostly acid and floral driven, and in warm years the Gregory Ranch is one of our ripest and richest expressions because of the thin soils, very low natural yields, and steep eastern exposures. The 2014 Gregory Ranch Pinot Noir may be one of our best yet from this great property.
This wine has a very dark ruby red color reminiscent of a black cherry. The aromas are a deep, dark, brooding perfume of black fruits, beef bouillon, spice cupboard, black licorice, savory herb garden, and tobacco leaf. This is a very concentrated young wine that has years of promise ahead of it.
Rich flavors of black cherry and black raspberry coat the mouth. Silky smooth with fine grained fruit and wood tannins that give this wine not only power, but grace as well.