Wine & Spirits 2015 “Year’s Best Pinot Noir”

April 01, 2015

Every April, Wine & Spirits Magazine culls from its reviews across the year and ranks its top Pinot Noir wines from North America. Out of 1,300+ Pinot Noirs reviewed, only 175 or so make the final cut and our 2012 Waits-Mast Pinot Noir, Deer Meadows Vineyard, Anderson Valley was included in this ranking with a rating of 92 points. Here are the accompanying tasting notes from the review:

"Brian Mast and Jennifer Waits pull this wine from a vineyard planted at 1,600 feet, far into the hills of the Anderson Valley. It’s silky and clean, a burst of red fruit that opens into wisps of wood smoke and leafy undergrowth scents. Vinous and firm, it’s already showing well, and feels poised to develop in interesting directions with four or five years of age. (95 cases)"