Wayfarer Vineyard Mother Rock Pinot Noir 2014

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Wayfarer Vineyard Mother Rock Pinot Noir 2014
$145.00
$130.50

SKU 375125

750ml

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This cuvée of Pinot Noir clones 37 and Dijon 777 is named for the sandstone substrate that runs under our Wayfarer Vineyard, urging our vines to burrow deeply into the distinctive terrain below. This wine reveals deep ruby and garnet tones in the glass. On the nose, hints of freshly cut flowers mingle with bright notes of strawberry, raspberry, gooseberry and boysenberry. A flinty minerality underlays these complex aromas and leads into a long, juicy palate, where balanced acidity and a fine tannin structure supports the ripe fruit flavors. This is a well-structured, thorough wine, with hints of cocoa and chocolate covered berries on the finish. Ready to enjoy upon shipment, it will age beautifully for another 5-10 years.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast
Brand Wayfarer Vineyard
Alcohol/vol 14.3%
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Wine EnthusiastYouthfully flippant, this block of the Wayfarer Vineyard is sitting largely in sandstone, where the grapes pull remarkably revealing minerality from the soil. Racy and flinty, this medium-bodied, structured and flirty wine dances in a generosity of rich red fruit, raspberry mostly, seasoned in clove and cardamom that's fresh and incredibly seductive. Still, it'll age; drink now through 2024.

Virginie Boone, September 1, 2016