James Suckling - "Subtle aromas of walnuts, tea, cedar and berries follow through to a medium to full body, silky tannins and a fresh and clean finish. A lightly salty undertone. Drink now."
From the outstanding 2014 vintage, the 100% estate farmed Cumberland Reserve Pinot Noir is potentially our best reserve blend in over a decade. It is dark burgundy in color with a youthful violet hue at the rim of the glass and could easily be mistaken for an old world effort. Its lovely aromatics are a sweet and savory mixture of dark fruits like blackberry, marionberry and blueberry, a dustiness resembling cigar tobacco, a rocky mineral quality, along with whole cluster inspired herbs and a rich meatiness. This wine is full bodied with robust dark fruit flavors, but also very balanced with vibrant juicy acidity and youthful wonderfully formed sweet tannins. This is a lively wine with suave texture which makes it a candidate for the cellar as well as being very enjoyable young. Decant if drinking in 2016 then drink over 10-15 years.