Wine & Spirits “Year’s Best Pinot Noir”

April 01, 2012

Waits-Mast Pinot Noir was featured in two different reviews in Wine & Spirits Magazine's Year's Best Pinot Noir feature in its April, 2012 issue. The 2009 Waits-Mast Deer Meadows Vineyard Pinot Noir from Anderson Valley was in the top 10 California Pinot Noirs reviewed and received a rating of 94 points. Wine & Spirits liked its "rich red fruit flavor of tiny woodland berries, tart and fragrant. There’s a salty porcini note, a coastal forest feel, delicate and harmonious." The 2009 Waits-Mast La Encantada Vineyard Pinot Noir from Sta. Rita Hills received a 91 point rating, noting, "this is more vinous than many pinots from the Santa Rita Hills. It’s clean and fragrant with mouthwatering, tart cherry flavor and root-like spiciness. There’s a chalkiness to the tannins balancing a sweet, gentle finish."