“Smoke, herb and cigar box aromas are heady and appealing as they mingle with firm cranberry and strawberry flavors at the core. Shows good structure, with firm tannins and an appealing thread of acidity weaving in and out.”
"Arguably the world's southernmost vineyard, Two Paddocks' 2016 The Last Chance Pinot Noir is a bit firm and taut. Herbal-stemmy notes (it's 50% whole cluster this vintage) accent cherry aromas, while the flavors turn darker on the palate, heading toward charred oak, blackberry and plum. Give this one a bit of time to pull itself together and drink it from 2020."
""Fresh and juicy, featuring cherry and raspberry flavors that are bright and fragrant, with details of toasted rye, dried lavender and sarsaparilla, set on a dense, tight body. Shows plenty of concentration and spicy details that linger. This may become more expressive with short-term cellaring. Drink now through 2030."
“Pale to medium ruby-purple colored, the 2015 Cornish Point Pinot Noir exudes notes of black cherries and black raspberries with hints of dried Provence herbs, lavender, tar and game. Medium-bodied with a beautifully elegant palate, it delivers a great intensity of black cherry and herbal flavors framed by silky tannins and lively acidity, finishing long.”
“Captivating musky aromas of almost confectionery red fruits, spices and flowers. Savory and classically dry, showing dominant flavors of strawberry and raspberry. Can't quite match the 2014 Block 5 for refinement of tannins or lift but this will be a beauty if it's able to retain its fruit as the tannins soften.”
“Musky aromas of strawberry, dark raspberry and coffee show are lifted by a rose petal element. Broader and less sharply delineated than the Calvert release but shows excellent fruit sweetness without any heaviness. (Walter describes Cornish Pont as ‘normally a softer style of Pinot, and less crunchy than the Calvert, owing to its proximity to the lake.’) Showing very well today owing to its fine-grained tannins and ripe, harmonious acidity. Finishes with subtle rising length.”