Wine Enthusiast, November, 2013

November 01, 2013

Virginie Boone and Steve Heimoff of Wine Enthusiast review our 2010 Pinot Noirs, with high ratings for each of the four different single-vineyard wines we crafted in that vintage:

94 points: 2010 Waits-Mast Pinot Noir, Oppenlander Vineyard, Mendocino County: "Rich in heady cinnamon and aromatics of a perfumed rose in bloom this is a beautifully integrated, well-proportioned Pinot Noir, its black cherry and blackberry complemented by a depth of earth and mushroom and silky concentration of tannins.  — V.B.  (11/1/2013)"

93 points: 2010 Waits-Mast Pinot Noir, Londer Vineyard, Anderson Valley: "A beautifully intoxicating mix of rose petal and violet on the nose, this Londer Vineyard Pinot is otherwise all raspberry and Bing cherry, enveloped lightly in earthy oak. From a cool vineyard, it reveals its subtleties slowly and will be interesting in 3–5 years.  — V.B.  (11/1/2013)"

93 points: 2010 Waits-Mast Pinot Noir, Wentzel Vineyard, Anderson Valley: "This lovely Pinot Noir has an appealing baked crust quality with structured, firm tannins and ripe cherry goodness all around. From the steep, 900-foot-elevation Wentzel Vineyard, it exudes robust fruit flavor and layers of just-right spice.  — V.B.  (11/1/2013)"

90 points: 2010 Waits-Mast Pinot Noir, Archer Family Vineyard, Russian River Valley: "Lots of acidity in this dry, yet silky, Pinot Noir. It shows flavors of tart cranberries, persimmons and pomegranates, with a jacket of sweet oak. The alcohol is refreshingly low, which gives it a welcome delicacy. Should develop bottle notes over the next eight years, but it’s so good now, there’s no reason not to drink up.  — S.H.  (11/1/2013)"