One of the finest vintages through which the farm is able to encapsulate the breadth of its expression. Layered, dense fruit of cranberry, raspberry, blackberry, and Turkish delight alludes to the varied vineyard parcels. The fresh, dewy lift and full sweet violets on the nose conveys the clarity of Mrs. M vineyard in Granite soil. The broad, chewy texture engulfs the palate; framed by the stringy, abrasive tannins of Windansea vineyard; leaching soft spices of cinnamon, clove and fennel in the finish.
Newton Johnson Family Vineyards -Pinot Noir 2018
Pale ruby. Slightly vegy note on the nose. But pretty and nice balance of fruit and (fairly considerable) acidity on the palate. Quite delicate. Not that much depth but a very good attempt. (JR) 16pts