93pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Medium ruby-purple in color, the 2015 Pinot Noir Gregory Ranch Vineyard delivers expressive black raspberry, black cherry and warm red currant notes with hints of Sichuan pepper, bay leaves and anise plus a waft of chargrill. Medium-bodied and solidly constructed in the mouth, it has a solid backbone of chewy tannins and just enough freshness, finishing long and earthy.
From a cooler, higher elevation site within the Yamhill-Carlton AVA, the Gregory Ranch is more reserved and brooding than the Shea Vineyard bottling, revealing notes of wild berries and aromatic wood, followed by a deep, tensile wine with a firm chassis of fine-grained tannin. Planted in 2007, but already producing serious wine. Drinking Window 2018 - 2028
92pts James Suckling
Aromas of strawberries, cherries and plums. Earth character, too. Medium to full body, polished and velvety tannins and a fruity finish. Drink or hold.
91pts Wine Enthusiast
This wine's peppery details act as counterpoint to its well-defined raspberry and cherry flavors. Streaks of toast and graphite add to the layers, suggesting further complexity will develop with another year or two in bottle.
90pts Wine Spectator
Broad and well-structured, showing black raspberry and geranium aromas that lead to precise blueberry, licorice and mineral flavors, with refined tannins. Drink now through 2021.
Black cherry in color, this wine has very complex, dark aromas of chocolate, coffee, ripe juicy blackberries, plums, and red roses. There is a soil character, like loamy mushrooms, that adds a dark savory character to this wine. The mouth is rich and savory with a strong floral expression and also cassis. This is a large-scaled effort with a cool vibrancy to it that keeps it balanced and delicious with a sweet core of fruit. This is a rich and expansive wine that is mouth-coating and full-bodied, but the good level of natural acidity keep this wine juicy and youthful.