92pts Wilfred Wong
The 2017 Cakebread Cellars Pinot Noir offers excellent richness and balance. This wine is bright with red fruits and savory spices in its aromas and flavors. Pair this with roast game birds.
91pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2017 Pinot Noir Two Creeks is produced from 100% estate fruit, with 77% coming from their Annahala vineyard and 23% from Apple Barn vineyard. It was fermented with a proportion of stems and native yeast, then aged 10 months in 41% new French oak. Pale ruby-purple in color, it leaps from the glass with vivacious redcurrant jelly, black raspberries and rhubarb scents plus touches of wild thyme, cloves, rose hip tea and underbrush. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a firm structure of chewy tannins and lovely freshness defining the red berry and earthy layers, finishing with an herbal lift.
An attractive raspberry-crimson color leads to sweet black cherry, raspberry, dried rose petal, and violet blossom aromas. Fresh raspberry and bright strawberry flavors are concentrated, yet balanced, in this pretty, floral wine. The finish is smooth, with silky tannins, mineral notes, and lingering fresh fruit.