Samsara Las Hermanas Pinot Noir 2015 - 750ml

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95pts Jeb Dunnuck

The 2015 Pinot Noir Las Hermanas Vineyard offers a earthier, more gamey style, with ample forest floor, lavender, tart cherry, and sous bois aromas and flavors. The Gevrey-Chambertin in the lineup, with a decidedly Burgundian flare, this beauty is layered and elegant on the palate, with plenty of saltiness and minerality. Drink it over the coming decade.

93pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The pale to medium ruby colored 2015 Pinot Noir Las Hermanas is open on the nose, giving up dried rose petal and orange oil, Earl Grey tea, pink peppercorn, pipe tobacco and dusty earth with crushed strawberries, rhubarb and warm black and red cherries and berries. Light to medium-bodied and very silky, it gives up intense spicy fruits with pleasantly dusty tannins and juicy acidity, finishing long, energetic and spicy.

92pts Wine Enthusiast

Black-raspberry aromas are lifted by lavender, peppercorns and eucalyptus on the nose of this single-vineyard expression. Bay leaf flavors are strong on the palate, giving herbal energy to the tangy, underripe red-fruit base. MATT KETTMANN

90+pts Vinous

The 2015 Pinot Noir Las Hermanas Vineyard comes across as distinctly linear and tightly wound today. It will be interesting to see if the 2015 gains a bit more volume with time in bottle. The wine is a bit disjointed today, but at the same time shows a good bit of potential.

Winemark Notes

The density of the 2015 vintage is seen in this wine as well.  Rhubarb, wild strawberries, dark cherries, with complex spice aromatics. Rich and layered on an expansive mid-palate. The weight of this wines and its powerful flavors linger on in a lengthy finish.