94pts Jeb Dunnuck
In the same ballpark quality-wise, the 2016 Pinot Noir Sea View Ridge Vineyard offers more smoked red and black fruits as well as some marine characteristics, spice, and ample brambly herbs. A richer, medium to full-bodied, flamboyant wine, it still has a terrific sense of elegance and purity. Aged 15 months in 25% new French oak, drink it over the coming 7-8 years.
93pts Wine Spectator
Pure and powerfully juicy, with concentrated red plum, currant jelly and dried strawberry flavors that are well-framed by toasty notes. The supple finish offers vibrant minerality. Drink now through 2023.
The 2016 Sea View Ridge Pinot Noir boasts a dark ruby hue. On the palate,intense cranberry and ripe Bing cherry are complemented by bay leaf and sweet oak spices of cinnamon and graham cracker. It's powerfully juicy, with a long supple finish, hinting of coastal salinity. Its beautiful, fruit-driven characteristics perfectly capture the elegance of our Sea View Ridge Estate Vineyard.