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September 2014

  • PINOT NOIR

    2013 Goldrock Ridge Pinot Noir

    90 Points, Wine Enthusiast Advance Buying Guide
    “Light, clear and varietal, this ripe, full-bodied wine is balanced by a seasoning of forest floor, Christmas spice and cranberryorange. The fruit is elusive against the toasty oak and integrated tannin.” —Virginie Boone, October 2016

    93 Points, Wine Review Online
    “An intensely aromatic and beautifully structured Pinot Noir, with perfectly ripe fruit folded into a graceful embrace of gently toasted oak. With a whoosh of soft, plush tannins on the finish sealing the deal, MacRostie’s Goldrock Ridge definitely stands out from the rest of the pack of Golden State Pinot Noirs.” —Marguerite Thomas, Sept. 12, 2017

    91 Points, PinotFile
    “This vineyard is located a few miles from the Pacific Ocean near the town of Annapolis in the far western Sonoma Coast. Clones 777 and ‘828’ are planted in Goldridge sandy loam soils at an elevation of 780 feet above the fog layer. 100% de-stemmed, 3-day cold soak, inoculated yeast strains, aged 10 months in French oak barrels, 35% new. Moderately light cherry red color in the glass. This wine is nicely endowed with aromas and flavors of red cherry, strawberry, baking spices, blonde caramel and roasted nuts. Light to mid weighted, with gentle tannins, admirable elegance and plenty of Pinot personality.” —Rusty Gaffney, June 5, 2016

    93 Points, The Tasting Panel
    “Bright, ripe and juicy with tangy acidity and crisp cherry notes; fresh, lifted and savory.” —Anthony Dias Blue, May-June 2016

  • PINOT NOIR

    2013 Klopp Ranch Pinot Noir

    92 Points, Wine Enthusiast Advance Buying Guide
    “Mighty Klopp fruit is hard to get, and the tiny production of this wine reflects the coveted nature of these grapes. Justice is done; this beauty shows funky, soft and floral characteristics that persist on the palate, along a streak of black cherry and chocolate.”
    —Virginie Boone, October 2016