Eight Ranges Pinot Noir 2019
This hand-crafted wine comes from the best fruit from the 2019 vintage. 2019 was bookended by frosty temperatures with a lovely summer through Feb and March. The season produced fruit was somewhere between the concentrated 2017 season and the lighter 2018.
The wine spent 9 months on barrel, 24% new oak, and the characteristics of thyme and cherry reflect the site nicely. The wine will impress now but also will reward a few years in the cellar. It's a special wine, the only 2018 Pinot Noir in the country to win Gold Medals at both of our major wine shows.
An immensely complex and enticing on the nose with sweet berry, bouquet garni, game, violet and almond nuances, leading to a splendidly refined palate offering outstanding concentration and depth. Silky and plush with an impressively long structured finish.
At its best: now to 2034
95 Points & 5 Stars - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
93 Points & Excellent - Cam Douglas, MS