The 2018 Pinot Noir Bondi Home Ranch is an intriguing wine. This site, in the cold Sebastopol Hills, is early to go through bud break and late to ripen. That long growing season yields a Pinot with intense, ripe flavors and bright acids, a combination that at times is very Zinfandel-like in its inflections. Dried flowers, leather, mint, cedar and earthy tones add myriad shades of nuance. This is such a striking and alluring Pinot. Drinking window: 2020 - 2033.
92pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2018 Pinot Noir Bondi Home Ranch has lush aromas of cranberry sauce, crushed cherries and hints of toasted coconut. The palate is medium-bodied, super ripe and smooth, with good freshness and a fruit-driven finish. A big, bold Pinot Noir.
Sweet aromas of blueberry, black cherry and sweet sandalwood. The palate is weighty and rich with a lengthy finish with deep flavors of boysenberry and hints of clean earth.