Ranked #24 of 52 2014 Pinot Noir from Martinborough
Deep colour and a slightly funky, meaty, smallgoods bouquet. There are green herb high notes, too. It's sinewy in its mouth-feel with some bitterness in the tannins. There are foresty notes throughout. The aftertaste is quite firm with sappy tannins. Food is needed while this wine is young. It's difficult to see the charm in the wine now, but it is a blockbuster pinot and miracles do happen with time. Cellaring is needed.
Drink: 2019 to 2028
94 Points Robert Parker
Medium ruby colored, the 2014 Pinot Noir gives plenty of earthy, red berry-laced characters on the nose with notes of red currants, raspberry leaves and cranberries as well as nuances of lavender, wild thyme, mossy tree bark and forest floor, plus a waft of fungi. The light to medium-bodied palate provides great intensity with red berry and earth layers supported by finely grained tannins and finishes long with some mineral hints.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Lisa Perrotti-Brown. December, 2016
93 Points Robert Parker
Still rather firm in texture, the 2014 Pinot Noir offers up leafy, tomato-like notes that are nicely balanced by black cherries and earth. It's medium to full-bodied, then turns velvety on the long finish, with at least another decade of life ahead of it.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Joe Czerwinski. February, 2019