2015 Mount Richmond Pinot Noir – 91 points and Cellar Selection from Wine Enthusiast
Our 2015 Mount Richmond Pinot Noir received an excellent 91 point rating and Cellar Selection from Wine Enthusiast.
“This wine’s cranberry, raspberry and cherry flavors are spicy and tart, carrying a suggestion of hard candy. It’s consistent throughout its tart finish and promises much development ahead. Drink now through the late 2020s. Cellar Selection.” -P.G.
This review posted in the October 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 in Wine Spectator
Our 2014 Mount Richmond Pinot Noir was awarded 93 points by Wine Spectator Magazine.
“Firm and focused, with powdery tannins surrounding a sleek core of guava-accented cherry, rose petal and spice flavors that glide into a long, vivid and mineral-marked finish. This has presence and elegance.” – 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.
92 Points & “Cellar Selection” in Wine Enthusiast
Our 2014 Mount Richmond Pinot Noir was awarded 92 points and listed as an “Cellar Selection” by Wine Enthusiast Magazine.
“This deeply flavored wine bursts forth with ripe blueberry, plum and cherry fruit. The mouthfeel is silky and succulent, wrapping the forward fruit into darker flavors laced with minty cacao, licorice and espresso.” –Paul Gregutt
According to the Wine Enthusiast, a rating of 90-94 points equates to “Excellent. Extremely well made and highly recommended.” The full review posted in the August 2016 issue of the magazine.
92 Points in Wine Enthusiast
Our 2013 Mount Richmond received an excellent 92 points from Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
“The winery’s largest vineyard, Mount Richmond encompasses 105 acres, and yet just 752 cases of the vineyard-designated version were produced in this vintage. The demanding selection process worked wonders. This is a smoky and seductive wine with aromas of incense and Asian spice. Bright, ripe cherry fruit is highlighted with a dash of dark chocolate. Subtle and elegant, this is an all-star effort from a challenging vintage.” – Paul Gregutt