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Although a cooler year, this Ridgecrest shows layers, ripeness and complexity usually found in warmer vintages. There is an essence of blackberry and spiced cassis through the color, aroma, and flavor, a lush palate, and utterly perfect textural balance. Adjoined to fruit and spice is a vibrancy and freshness that shows the 2011 vintage, but hints more at the longevity and ageability than youth. Overall, the complexity and layers rule this wine, showing (but not limited to) black tea, Italian plum, earth, resin, berry pie, cinnamon, minerality, pencil shavings, and huckleberry.
92 points, Wine Spectator
92 points, EDITOR'S CHOICE, Wine Enthusiast
$50.00 per Bottle
90 POINTS, Wine Spectator, 90 POINTS, Wine & Spirits
The 2013 Gamay Noir is OUR version of the best Oregon “Villages” style of Beaujolais, with more depth, complexity, and structural balance than any version of “Nouveau," sourced from some of the oldest Gamay vines in the USA. This wine has such perfectly refreshing acidity and spice, which Gamay is known for, showing summer berry pudding and cranberry sauce, with bright chewy raspberry, cinnamon bark, and a healthy shake of both white and black pepper. This wine also has a richer side (showing both sides of the coin, much like the vintage itself), exemplified by plum skin, milk chocolate, earth, black currant, and coriander. Overall, great balance, fruit, and depth – enough to make you think about the wine, but not too hard.
$24.00 per Bottle
 92 POINTS, Wine Spectator / 92 POINTS "Editor's Choice," Wine Enthusiast
Pale platinum color, with lovely gardenia and white flower aromatics, lemon curd, lemonade spritzer, ripe peach and pear, and talc on the nose. Fruit cocktail, golden raspberry, lime oil, sweet tarts, and white peach flavors continue on the palate, with a juicy, fleshy impression balanced by great acidity and litheness. The wine speaks impressively of balance, freshness, and elegance.
$22.00 per Bottle