93 pts Wine Spectator 10/15/18
Expressive, starting with a core of muscular blackberry and cherry flavors that expand to Earl Grey tea, rose petal and sarsaparilla details. Pepper and fresh earth notes are robust and present on the finish. Drink now through 2028. 3,000 cases made, 500 cases imported.
95 pts James Suckling Oct 2018
The product of a warm, dry summer and balanced crop loads, this is a very strong vintage for this iconic Martinborough pinot noir. On the nose, plenty of fresh red cherries and spiced red plums come to the fore. Succulent, fluid and mouth-filling on the palate. The tannins are sturdy yet silky in a classic pinot style. Impressive concentration and freshness here. Screw cap. Drink or hold.