Limpid ruby. Expansive raspberry preserve, cherry pie, floral pastille and incense aromas, along with a vibrant mineral quality. Juicy, vibrant and smooth on the palate, offering sappy, alluringly sweet red and dark berry and Asian spice flavors that tighten up slowly on the back half. Shows superb depth and clarity; there are no rough edges to be found. Refuses to let go on the finish, which features harmonious tannins and an array of exotic spice and floral notes.
92pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Pale to medium ruby-purple, the 2015 Pinot Noir Silice Vineyard has an animal/meaty nose with savory notes of baking bread and Marmite over a core of kirsch, bay leaves, pepper, black raspberries and red currant preserves. Medium to full-bodied, it has a firm frame of chewy tannins and just enough freshness to support the muscular fruit, finishing long.
91pts Wine & Spirits
In its youth, this wine is a patchwork of succulent cherry flavors and sumptuous cinnamon-oak notes. The fruit feels plush, still seeking refinement, the oak generous and carrying the wine at present. Serve with smoked trout.
The wine is a deep and vibrant ruby red with a youthful violet hue. Aromatic bouquet of candied fruit, fresh flowers like roses and violets, warm spices and savory herbs fill the glass. The whole cluster fermentation lends a carbonic maceration character to this very mineral sandstone influenced wine. Silice has cool and reticent flavors of just-ripe berries that are crunchy and bursting with juicy acidity. This is not an overly ripe or jammy wine but quite the opposite living on the treble end of the spectrum. It has great body and presence with pure fruit flavors of summer berries like marion berry and blue berries and dark cherries with a long complex finish made by smoke and spice and exotic wood. This is a fresh and vibrant Pinot Noir with a great core of sweet fruit flavors.