Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate scores the 2014 vintage

We are pleased to share the reviews we received from Jeb Dunnick of Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, August 2016

2014 Sanford & Benedict Vineyard Pinot Noir – 95 pts ” this ethereally textured, lengthy Pinot Noir is pure class”

2014 Durell Vineyard Chardonnay – 94 pts “the 2014 Chardonnay Durell Vineyard is a flat out gorgeous beauty “

2014 Gap’s Crown Vineyard Chardonnay – 94 pts “Another rocking wine”

2014 Gap’s Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir – 93 pts ” It’s beautiful now, I can see no reason it won’t evolve for a decade or more.”

2014 Rita’s Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir – 93 pts ” medium-bodied richness, excellent acidity …It’s a beautiful, classy Pinot Noir”

2014 Durell Vineyard Pinot Noir – 92 pts “seamless, silky, polished Pinot Noir that has fine tannin and a perfectly balanced, charming style”

2014 La Rinconada Vineyard Pinot Noir – 92 pts ” the 2014 Pinot Noir la Rinconada Vineyard has terrific intensity and length”

“A partnership between Bill Price (who owns a number of vineyards including Durell Vineyard, Trip Vineyard, DuPont Vineyard, One Sky Vineyard, Walala Vineyard and Gap’s Crown Vineyard) and Gavin Chanin, Lutum focuses on single vineyard Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays from a number of top sites in California. Chanin is a terrific winemaker and these elegant, impressive wines lean towards the fresher, leaner end of the spectrum, without conceding too much in terms of texture and richness. These are highly recommended.”