Cristom Louise Pinot Noir 2014
Dark fruit and a dusty, earthy nose with oak vanilla as the high note. Palate has mouth coating tannins with persistence and balance. Concentrated black currant, black cherry, and licorice along with bright vibrant red fruit, and cinnamon from stem inclusion.
Wine Enthusiast – Set at the top of Cristom's excellent lineup, this lush, round and seductive wine is built upon ripe black-cherry fruit. It plays out broadly across the palate, open and smooth, with nuances of cola, sandalwood and spice. Crisp, natural acidity keeps it lifted and lively. Drink now through 2035.
James Suckling – Aromas of toffee, ripe fruit and chocolate follow through to a full body, soft tannins and walnut/hazelnut undertones. Soft-textured. Delicious finish. Drink or hold.- 93 points, James Suckling.com November 2016
In a mixed or straight case: $113.99