2017 Five Mountain Pinot Noir – 91 Points in Wine Enthusiast

Our 2017 Five Mountain Pinot Noir was awarded 91 points by Wine Enthusiast!

“Peppery aromas carry that spicy impression into the palate, where medium-ripe red berries rule. Look for additional details of sweet grass and fresh herbs as it gently fades. Drink now through the early 2020s.” – Paul Gregutt

The review will post in the October 2019 issue of Wine Enthusiast Magazine and at winemag.com. According to Senior Tasting Director Joe Czerwinski, Wine Enthusiast blind tastes wines for review and rates their wines according to a 100 point scale:

Classic 98-100: The pinnacle of quality.
Superb 94-97: A great achievement.
Excellent 90-93: Highly recommended.
Very Good 87-89: Often good value; well recommended.
Good 83-86: Suitable for everyday consumption; often good value.
Acceptable 80-82: Can be employed in casual, less-critical circumstances.
Wines receiving a rating below 80 are not reviewed.

93 Points from Vinous for 2016 Five Mountain Pinot Noir

Josh Raynolds of Antonio Galloni’s Vinous gave our 2016 Five Mountain Pinot Noir a 93 point score in his review of Oregon Wines published this May- “Oregon: An Embarrassment of Riches and Richness”.

“Bright ruby-red. Highly perfumed, mineral- and spice-tinged aromas of raspberry, cherry cola and incense are complemented by a suave floral nuance. Seamless and energetic on the palate, offering juicy red fruit liqueur, spicecake and rose pastille flavors and a minerally quality that emerges on the back half. Finishes smooth, floral and impressively long, showing sharp delineation and fine-grained tannins that lend gentle grip.” – Josh Raynolds

 

Read the full story here at Vinous.com

2016 Five Mountain Pinot Noir – Gold Medal In The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Our 2016 Five Mountain Pinot Noir has been awarded a Gold Medal in the largest competition of American wines in the world!

After receiving more than 6,800 entries from 35 states across the country, the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (SFCWC) has once again successfully narrowed thousands of wines down to an exclusive few.

A complete listing of the 2019 results, sort-able by price point and category, can be found at winejudging.com.

In the second week of January, over 60 skilled judges from a variety of fields including trade, education, media, retail and hospitality traveled to the Cloverdale Citrus Fairgrounds in Sonoma County to determine the best wines in the USA. Utilizing an extensive process that divides the varietals into several categories and subcategories, the event gave the panels the chance to rate entries as Bronze, Silver, Gold, “Double Gold” (equivalent to a unanimous rating by all panel members) or Best of Class. Learn more about the competition here.

2016 Five Mountain Pinot Noir – 92 points in Wine Enthusiast

Our 2016 Five Mountain Pinot Noir received an excellent 92 points in Wine Enthusiast:

“There’s lovely styling evident in this young wine, which seems delicately sculpted and boasts mouth-filling flavors. Plum, blueberry and brown spices are in the mix, with polished tannins that ensure a smooth glide through the lingering finish.” –Paul Gregutt 

This review posted in the December 2018 issue of Wine Enthusiast Magazine and at winemag.com. According to Senior Tasting Director Joe Czerwinski, Wine Enthusiast blind tastes wines for review and rates their wines according to a 100 point scale:

Classic 98-100: The pinnacle of quality.
Superb 94-97: A great achievement.
Excellent 90-93: Highly recommended.
Very Good 87-89: Often good value; well recommended.
Good 83-86: Suitable for everyday consumption; often good value.
Acceptable 80-82: Can be employed in casual, less-critical circumstances.
Wines receiving a rating below 80 are not reviewed.

91 Points in Wine Enthusiast

Our 2014 Five Mountain Pinot Noir has received an excellent 91 points from Wine Enthusiast Magazine:

“Parts of this vineyard date back to the late 1970s. Scents of raspberries and cherries bloom from the glass, and the wine gains volume in the mouth. Dark fruits take center stage, tightly wound and showing threads of smoke, earth and dark chocolate.” – Paul Gregutt

The review posted in the December, 2016 issue of the magazine and at winemag.com. According to Senior Tasting Director Joe Czerwinski, Wine Enthusiast blind tastes wines for review and rates their wines according to a 100 point scale:

  • Classic 98-100: The pinnacle of quality.
  • Superb 94-97: A great achievement.
  • Excellent 90-93: Highly recommended.
  • Very Good 87-89: Often good value; well recommended.
  • Good 83-86: Suitable for everyday consumption; often good value.
  • Acceptable 80-82: Can be employed in casual, less-critical circumstances.
  • Wines receiving a rating below 80 are not reviewed.

93 Points in Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

Neal Martin, writing for Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, gave our 2014 Five Mountain Pinot Noir 93 points:

“a very well-defined bouquet with real mineralité coming through. This is extremely well-focused. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp acidity, real tension and vigor with fine tannin, dark cherry and red plum fruit leading to a nicely poised, Volnay-like finish that is pure class. This comes highly recommended.”

This review posted in issue 225 of the guide and also at erobertparker.com

2012 Five Mountain – 94 Pts in Wine Spectator

Our 2012 Five Mountain Pinot Noir received a spectacular 94 Point rating from the Wine Spectator:

“Vibrant, spicy and minerally, with crushed-gravel overtones to the dark berry, black cherry and cocoa flavors, persisting easily against fine tannins on the long, expressive and open finish. Best from 2016 through 2022.” – Harvey Steiman