2013 Wenzlau Vineyard Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills 750ml



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SKU: 526329


Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 92 points

Coming from their estate vineyard in the Sta. Rita Hills and made by Justin Willett of Tyler Wines, the 2013 Pinot Noir is a beautiful, elegant and seamless red that exhibits classy notes of sweet cherries, rose bush, wet rock and charcoal. Medium-bodied, lively and pure, with ultra-fine tannin structure, it should have a decade or more of overall longevity. Mostly destemmed, it spent 18 months in 25% new French oak prior to bottling.

Review date: August 2015

Vinous: 91 points

A rich, ample wine, the 2013 Pinot Noir Estate is very tightly wound today. The flavors are intense and dark, almost as if you could taste the intense mineral, ash, smoke, graphite and licorice that appear to emanate from these distinctive, black soils in the Sta. Rita Hills. The inclusion of 33% whole clusters adds a measure of aromatic nuance and exoticism, with hints of rose petal, star anise and blood orange that develop on the beguiling finish.

Review date: August 2015