Wayfarer Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

Wayfarer Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014


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This rich and harmonious cuvée of our 12 Pinot Noir clones showcases Wayfarer's vibrant spectrum of single-vineyard, estate-grown fruit and a distinctive minerality. A deep iridescent ruby, the wine interweaves aromas of sun-drench blackber- ry, wild strawberry and dark cherry with fresh notes of forest floor and sea salt, followed with savory prosciutto and baking spice. A supple entry leads to a generous mid-palate flush with juicy summer berries and fine sweet tannins. Rich and elegant yet focused, the wine takes it time as it finishes with sweet notes of lemon peel and lightly roasted coffee. Beguiling upon release, this wine will continue to evolve over the next 10 years.
Category Red Wine
Region California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast
Brand Wayfarer Vineyard
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
  • we95

Wine EnthusiastCrafted from 12 different clones planted throughout the estate vineyard, farmed to perfection, this is a delicious and exuberant expression of blueberry crumble that's succulent and inviting in every way. Full bodied, it retains enough acidity to remain mouthwatering and yet complex, a subtlety of white pepper and cardamom biting at the its heels. Drink now through 2024.

Virginie Boone, September 1, 2016
  • wa93

Wine AdvocateThe 2014 Pinot Noir Wayfarer Vineyard is more complete than the 2013. This saw about 60% new oak, has a darker, denser ruby color, more substantial strawberry and black cherry fruit, a deeper texture and length and a nice long finish with well-integrated acidity and tannin. Drink it over the next decade.

Robert Parker, December 30, 2016
  • js93

James SucklingBeautiful strawberry and raspberry character with hints of citrus. Medium to full body, fine tannins and a bright acidity. Lovely dense core of fruit with a lively buttressing of acidity. Drink or hold.

May 2017