Wayfarer Vineyard Pinot Noir

United States, California, Sonoma

95/100JD
94/100V
CA$134.34

2017

This cuvée of 12 Pinot Noir clones, from our estate on the rugged Sonoma Coast, exhibits deep ruby and garnet color in the glass. Aromas of raspberry, strawberry, spiced cherry pie and stone fruit mingle with delicate floral notes of rose petal and violet, grounded by hints of forest floor and accented by flinty mineral notes. Bright raspberry characters on the palate are balanced by crisp acidity and delicate tannins. Notes of dark chocolate, tamarind, and powdery earth linger on the finish. This elegant wine will continue to develop complexity in the bottle over the next 10 years.
Wayfarer Vineyard Pinot Noir is available for purchase in increments of 6
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Case format: 6

Appellation: 0

Regulated designation: 0

Length of aging: 0

Bottle Size: 750ml

Closure type: Cork

Varietal: Pinot Noir

Style: Dry

Body: Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Region: United States, California, Sonoma

Colour: Red

Vintage: 2017

Rating: 95+

95 JD

Jeb Dunnuck

Based on a mix of clones, the 2017 Pinot Noir Wayfarer Vineyard was mostly destemmed and spent 15 months in 5--6-% new French oak. It reveals a bright ruby-tinged color and offers a feminine style in its notes of rasberries, flowers, rose hips, and spice. It's fine, incredibly elegant, has fine tannins, and just glides over the plate.

94 V

Vinous

The 2017 Pinot Noir Wayfarer Vineyard is a blend of all the parcels on the property. Pliant, supple and engaging with no hard edges, the 2017 will drink well with minimal cellaring. Sweet floral and spice notes add perfume to a core of ripe red berry fruit. This supple, mid-weight Pinot has so much to offer. Today, it is absolutely delicious, not to mention incredibly inviting. I have a feeling the 2017 has a lot still to say, so I won't be surprised if it is even better in another few years' time.

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