The wine shows its cool-climate origins in bright acidity, accenting the rich flavors of blueberries, black cherries, cola and dusty spices. Firm minerality grounds the wine. The tannins are powerful, yet with silkiness on the finish, while oak barrel aging brings a smoky, sandalwood note. Beautiful to drink now on release, this Pinot will age well over the next six-plus years easily.
ACCLAIM 90 points, Antonio Galloni, vinousmedia.com, Feb 2016
“The 2014 Pinot Noir Jackson Estate Anderson Valley is another tasty wine in this range. Sweet red cherry and plum are center stage. Delicate, mid-weight and gracious, but with lovely palate presence, the 2014 is a terrific wine to enjoy over the near term.”