“Coming off the region's clay-based soils, it offers plenty of volume and power without sacrificing purity of fruit. Black cherries, cola and savory, meaty notes all combine in a dark whirl of flavor that's framed by supple tannins. Hints of cardamom, cinnamon and clove linger on the silky finish.”
“Cherries, plums, cinnamon and clove all mingle on the nose of the 2015 Pinot Noir Tom's Block. This medium-bodied wine turns more savory on the palate, shaped by crisp acids, firm tannins and some cola-like, meaty notes.”
“This has a very bright and upright feel to it with ripe red and dark cherries, plenty of spice and smooth even tannins that carry long. Acidity has a refreshing role throughout. Very drinkable. Screw cap.
“Healthy mid crimson. Savoury yeast-extract (Marmite) notes on the nose. Vibrant bright fruit and lots of fun. Still quite marked acidity and fine tannins but very promising. Firm spine. Confident, rather dry grip on the palate. But pretty yummy overall, impressively long, and not ridiculously expensive. Not nearly as ambitious as the Moutere Pinot Noir.”
“A very savory wine that has a really settled feel to it. It's immensely fresh, and there's a darkly spicy and undergrowthy layer with very crisply cut tannins on the palate. Silky core of dark cherry fruits. Assertive acidity holds together the tannins, which have polished, smooth appeal.”
“The 2015 Sauvignon Blanc exudes vegetal and herb notes of pea pods, bell peppers and sage with an undercurrent of lemon juice and green apples. Light to medium-bodied with tons of herb-laced flavors and a wicked backbone of rasping acidity, it delivers a lot of intensity and freshness.”