Ratings & Tasting notes:
95 pts. Wine Enthusiast
High in acidity with a voluptuously sleek and supple body, this is a smoothly tamed wine. It’s youthful and structured, with a mix of citrus, black cherry and cola. Medium bodied, it’s memorably balanced and possesses subtle power. Editors’ Choice
93 pts. Wine Spectator
Gushes with pure, rich blackberry, blueberry and wild berry flavors, with touches of anise and cedar imparting a firm backbone. Most impressive on the finish, which is long and persistent, presenting a firm, tannic backbone. Drink now through 2022.
92 pts. Connoisseurs’ Guide
The slightly bigger wine of the Patz & Hall pair, but never once threatening to be in any way heavy or cumbersome, the Hyde Vineyard version is Pinot of great substance and strength that conveys both potency and a genuine sense of layered complexity. It is fleshy, full and wonderfully supple on entry, then steers ever so slightly to welcome firmness as it goes, and, although easy to appreciate now, it has the solid architecture of a wine meant for keeping and should show even more range as its softens over the next half-dozen years.
Stored in a climate controlled cellar on its side in the dark at 55 degrees F and 75% humidity since purchase.
Label: No Damage
Fill Level: Mid Neck