Ratings & Tasting notes:
Robert Parker 92 pts:
“Oddly, the 2012 Pinot Noir Sunchase Vineyard did not impress me as much as the Elevation 1376 from the same site. Nevertheless, this is still outstanding Pinot Noir that I would be happy to drink anytime. Its deep ruby/plum color is followed by notes of cola, blackcurrants, black cherries, earth, spice and a touch of oak. The wine possesses outstanding ripeness, soft tannins and an ethereal quality. Drink this beauty over the next 6-10 years. It is remarkable that Russell Bevan can exhibit such a fine touch with Pinot Noir, a completely different and more fragile, easily bruised grape to deal with compared to his brilliant efforts with Bordeaux varietals. More than anyone else, Bevan credits Greg LaFollette with teaching him now to make great Pinot Noirs.”
Purchased direct from the vineyard. Stored in a climate controlled cellar on its side in the dark at 55 degrees F and 75% humidity since purchase.