95 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2014 Pinot Noir Alpine Vineyard bristles with energy. Rose petal, mint, white pepper and blood orange give the Alpine its super-appealing aromatic upper register, but there is plenty of depth lurking beneath. Here the flavors are bright and nicely focused, while the richness of the vintage is mostly felt in the dense, potent finish. Drink: 2018-2026. (Jul 2016)"
95 points Decanter: "From a steep, south-facing vineyard 16km from the Pacific Ocean, this Pinot Noir really reflects its terroir. It brims with mineral complexity and has masses of energy, and pure elegant fruit flavours mixed with savoury earth. Drink: 2018-2025. Alcohol 12.9%. (May 2016)"
94 points Jeb Dunnuck (Wine Advocate): "Another complete, broad and layered red that delivers on all accounts, the 2014 Pinot Noir Alpine Vineyard reveals a healthy ruby color as well as a darker core of red and black raspberry fruits, peppery spice and forest floor in its medium to full-bodied, balanced personality. I love its mid-palate, and while it certainly offers pleasure today, it should be at its best from 2019-2029. (Oct 2016)"
94 points and 'Top 100 Wine of 2018 (#96),' International Wine Report: "Sourced from the steeply sloped Alpine Vineyard in the Santa Cruz Mountains, this Pinot Noir begins with gorgeous aromas of smoke, forest floor, mulberry and cherry cola. The silky texture and elegance is simply outstanding, as is the wonderful astringency and tension. Red currant jelly, red cherry cordial, cola and peat moss flavors captivate the senses. This is a truly outstanding Pinot Noir that will age gracefully for the next two plus decades."
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