Robert Parker, Jr.,
: "The former winemaker and manager from Peter Michael
Winery, Alan Peirson and Robbie Meyer, have been on their own for over a decade, and they are turning out a stunning array of small quantities of high-quality wines
The 2012 Pinot Noir Russian River saw one-third new oak and was made from 100% destemmed fruit. A savory, heady style of Pinot Noir, it reveals copious quantities of jammy strawberry and black cherry fruit intermixed with subtle hints of root vegetables and spice. Full-bodied with well-integrated tannins and a lush, heady mouthfeel, this beauty can be drunk over the next 7-8 years. Drink 2015 - 2023." Dec 2014
: "Over the past few vintages our Russian River Pinot has developed its own signature style. Ripe red cherry and black cherry notes add a beautiful fruit component to deeper aromas of orange tea, sandalwood, and fresh mint. The palate is seamless and impeccable, amazingly warm and inviting.
Layers of fruit essences jump front the glass of the 2012 Peirson Meyer Russian River Pinot Noir. Candied orange, fresh cranberry, and even a ripe fig quality are all brought together with soft violet floral notes, sweet cinnamon spice, and a definitive fresh soil quality. The mouth- feel has a wonderful density and round- ness, but with a framing structure that keeps it focused and age worthy."
||100% Pinot Noir
||15 months in barrels, 40% new French oak
||Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California
| 190 dozen