94pts Wine Enthusiast
Toasted oak and turned earth aromas are swept clean by vibrant red cherry and ripe strawberry flavors in this full-bodied, rather broad-textured wine. Made by the Larry Hyde family from its famous vineyard-designate property, it has mouthcoating richness, moderate tannins and great concentration to bring a lingering finish. JIM GORDON
93pts Robert Parker Wine Advocate
The 2017 Pinot Noir Larry Hyde has a medium ruby-purple color, wafting out of the glass with fragrant scents of raspberry preserves, Morello cherries and cranberry sauce with suggestions rose oil, cinnamon stick and cloves plus a waft of underbrush. The medium-bodied palate is wonderfully elegant and refreshing, featuring silken tannins and a quiet intensity of red fruit preserves, finishing long and perfumed.
Brilliantly structured, with expressive violets, raspberry, and dark cherry notes. The juicy flavors of plums and black berries dominate the palate. The refined tannins and supportive acid offers balance to the lingering finish.