July 2017


    2015 Goldrock Ridge Pinot Noir

    91 points “Year’s Best Pinot Noirs”, Wine & Spirits
    “An ambitiously oaked wine with staying power, this has plenty of richness and weight for that oak to polish, but there’s also some fragrance underneath, hinting at citrus and persimmon, promising to add detail to the flavors with time. This grows at a vineyards in Annapolis, in the northwestern corner of the Sonoma Coast.” —Josh Green, April 2018

    94 Points, Wine Enthusiast Advance Buying Guide
    “This impressive wine is luxurious in candied strawberry, dark cherry and meaty game—a full-bodied expression of earthy goodness that stays within a varietal framework of lasting acidity. Lushly textured, its freshness is buoyant in orange citrus and cardamom seasoning.” — Virginie Boone, May 2018


    2014 Goldrock Ridge Pinot Noir

    90 Points, Wine Enthusiast
    Light and delicate, this wine also offers a lushness to the texture, finding a balance between the two spectrums. Cranberry and strawberry dot a landscape of earthy tobacco and cola-laced oak, finishing with a bold taste of dark chocolate. —Virginie Boone, June 1, 2017

    91 Points, Wine Advocate
    Pale to medium ruby colored, the 2014 Goldrock Ridge Pinot Noir is scented of black cherries, black raspberries and garrigue with touches of lavender and underbrush. Medium bodied and delicately played on the palate, it has a fine backbone of silky tannins and lively acidity, finishing long. —Lisa Perrotti-Brown, March 1, 2017

    93 Points,
    Bramble berry and lemon rind aromas follow through to a full body, chewy tannins and a fresh finish. More fruit forward in style but shows an intensity and beauty. Drink now or hold. —James Suckling, May 23, 2017

    93 Points, The Tasting Panel
    Bright berry nose; juicy and crisp with racy acidity and tangy red cherry fruit; smooth, lively and lush; elegant and deep; charming and long. —Anthony Diaz Blue, February 2017

    96 Points, Wine Review Online
    What jumps out in this vintage from Goldrock Ridge is the freshness of the fruit on the palate. This wine is loaded with notes of blue fruits and spice without going down the path toward jammy, baked aromas. The acidity is bright and refreshing, the tannins firm but beautifully integrated, and the finish is long and impressive. Drink now or hold for up to five years. —Robert Whitley, March 21, 2017

    Four Stars, The Press Democrat
    A lovely pinot that’s layered with notes of blackberry, blueberry, herbs and tobacco. Bright acid. Lingering finish. Well crafted. —Peg Melnick, January, 2017


    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


    2015 Bacigalupi Vineyard Chardonnay

    91 Points, Wine Enthusiast Advance Buying Guide
    “Golden-honey and pear flavors combine effortlessly in this lovely wine from the famous vineyard, which neighbors this producer along the appellation’s Westside Road. Moderate acidity freshens a bold full-bodied approach defined by its backbone of smooth integrated oak.” —Virginie Boone, November 2017

    90 Points, Wine Spectator
    Pleasantly subtle without sacrificing density and complexity, this offers zesty citrus, green apple, melon and light oak notes. Drink now through 2020. — James Laube, June 15, 2017

    91 Points, Wine Advocate
    The 2015 Chardonnay Bacigalupi Vineyard is intensely scented of pineapple and guava with underlying butterscotch, brioche and toasted almond notes. It fills the medium-bodied palate with tropical fruit flavors, supported by racy acidity and finishing creamy, with great persistence. — Lisa Perrotti-Brown, April 28, 2017


    2014 Hellenthal Vineyard Pinot Noir

    90 Points, Wine Enthusiast
    Earthy cherry and cardamom seize the palate at first, before a tang of pomegranate and cranberry sneaks in to provide freshness and minerality. Tannic in its youth, this medium-bodied red also offers a minty note of black tea. —Virginie Boone, April 1, 2017