Clay Court Pinot Awarded 91 Points In Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
Our 2016 Clay Court Pinot Noir has been honored with a 91 point score in Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate:
“Pale to medium ruby-purple, the 2016 Pinot Noir Clay Court has a nose of red and black cherry preserves with touches of spice, dried leaves and red licorice. Light to medium-bodied and silky textured, it fills the mouth with ripe black and red fruit preserves with lovely accents of potpourri and earth plus soft, fine-grained tannins and great juicy acidity, finishing long.” –Erin Brooks
This review posted in 238 issue of magazine on August 31, 2018.
91 Points in Wine Spectator
Our 2014 Clay Court Pinot Noir was awarded 91 points by Wine Spectator Magazine.
“Bright and tangy, with lively acidity and powdery tannins that sidestep the rose petal-accented guava and strawberry flavors, lingering with precision.” – Harvey Steinem
Wine Spectator tastes all wines blind, rating them on their classic 100 point scale. A wine that’s awarded between 90 and 94 points they deem “Outstanding: a wine of superior character and style”
This review posted in the August 2016 issue of the magazine.
93 Points in Wine Enthusiast
Our 2014 Clay Court Pinot Noir was awarded 93 points by Wine Enthusiast Magazine.
“A standout among the winery’s single-vineyard selections, this big-boned effort brings flavors of chewy cherry alongside a citrus highlight and a definite underpinning of wet stone and clay. Texturally compelling, it should age gracefully through 2014.” – Paul Gregutt
According to the Wine Enthusiast, a rating of 90-94 points equates to “Excellent. Extremely well made and highly recommended.” This review posted in the August 2016 issue of the magazine.
94 Points & “Cellar Selection” in Wine Enthusiast
Our 2013 Clay Court Pinot Noir received a whopping 94 points and was designated a “Cellar Selection” by Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
“Though the 2013 vintage has generally been deemed a challenging one, this astonishing bottling proves that great wine can be made somewhere in almost any year. This warm and fruity, perfectly structured single-vineyard effort opens with a smooth and supple palate offering strawberry and cherry fruit, defining acidity and superb length. Give it a few hours to breathe and it shows depth, finesse and the ability to age and improve through 2025 and beyond. Cellar Selection.” – Paul Gregutt
This review posted in their October, 2015 issue of the magazine.
91 Points in Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator Magazine gave our 2013 Clay Court Pinot Noir 91 Points:
“Lithe and expressive, focusing blackberry and cherry flavors into a narrow beam that shines through a thin veil of fine tannins and persists into the long finish. Drink now through 2022.” -Harvey Steiman