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LA VOIX PINOT NOIR "SATISFACTION", KESSLER-HAAK VINEYARD, STA. RITA HILLS 2013
NVWE Notes: This delicious and distinctive Pinot seems racy, plump and attractively floral at the same time. The nose is a seductive perfume of red raspberry, red plum, boysenberry, pomegranate, orange zest, red rose, vanilla, anise and tobacco. The texture proves as sleek as expected, while the flavors fan-out as a complex mix of raspberry, red cherry, pomegranate, whortleberry, blueberry, orange, rose, pink peppercorn, star anise, sandalwood, tobacco, vanilla and leather. The finish is ultra-long, tightly focused and youthful. Expect several years of improvement and a very elegant style at maturity. 700 cases produced. Debut Release.
This new project from Steve and Chrystal Clifton from Palmina and formerly Brewer-Clifton is exciting and tasty. Plump red cherry, fine-grained clove, allspice, nutmeg, sage, kola nut and a touch of chile spice show on the supple but focused nose. Tart cranberry, sour cherry and peppery sage pop on the energetic palate. DATE PUBLISHED 6/1/2016 MATT KETTMANN
A Ripe, concentrated and rich, with lots of black cherries, framboise, smoked earth and integrated oak, the 2013 Pinot Noir Satisfaction has bright acidity, notable tannin and solid length. It will be interesting to see where this goes with bottle age, but I suspect it needs 3-4 years to hit its peak, and should keep through 2023 or beyond. eRobertParker.com # , #226 (Aug 2016) Drink 2016 - 2023 Jeb Dunnuck