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WAYFARER PINOT NOIR, WAYFARER VINEYARD, FORT ROSS-SEAVIEW SONOMA COAST 2015
NVWE Notes: This is a gorgeous, extravagant Pinot that is not to be missed. The aromas are a sweet-natured, intense, focused cornucopia of black cherry, dark boysenberry, black raspberry, pomegranate, dry red rose, star anise, humidor and Asian spice scents. Pristine fruit is center-stage on the palate, where the texture has a mouth-coating creaminess that lets piquantly-zesty flavors of sour cherry jam, Italian Maraschino cherry, cherry pit, pomegranate, violet, blueberry, black raspberry, sweet tobacco, cinnamon stick, mace, cardamom and other Asian spice notes seem to glide across the tongue. The finish smothers the wine’s tannic grip and mineral edge in a bath of fruit and spice, so although the wine is likely four years or more from its full beauty, it is a splendid experience now. 900 cases produced.
Sadly, because Pinot Noir yields were down by around 60% in 2015, no Golden Mean, Mother Rock or Paige’s Ridge were made this year. The good news is that all that superlative fruit went into this “straight” Pinot Noir label. Medium to deep ruby-purple colored, the 2015 Pinot Noir Wayfarer Vineyard delivers pronounced crushed black cherry, black raspberry and red currant notes with touches of forest floor, tea bark, rose hip tea, cracked pepper and cedar. Medium-bodied, the palate is superbly poised and intensely flavored, with a firm backbone of very fine, ripe tannins and great freshness supporting the generous red and black berry notes, finishing with lingering earth and savory nuances. Wow! 875 cases were made.