2012 Campbell Ranch Vineyard Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast
Winemaker Erich Bradley describes the grapes from Campbell Ranch as “the best fruit I have ever tasted!” Aromas and flavors explode from the glass, with a complex array of tropical fruit and red cherries, and you can nearly taste the ocean breeze. The vineyard is located in the remote coastal mountains along the northern Sonoma Coast near Annapolis and is farmed by renowned grower Ulises Valdez.
Clones 115 and 777 were blended to produce a Pinot noir with layers of aromas and flavors that lead you into silky tannins and a long finish. This is wine drinking very well right now, with explosive aromatics and smooth texture that is a pleasure to drink.
94 points – Pinot Report
94 points – PinotFile
91 points – Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar