(Caymus) "Taylor Lane Vineyard" Pinot Noir 2011 [1.5 L MAGNUM]
(Sonoma Coast, California) - [WE 90]
Regular price $445.00 Sale price $279.97 Save $165.03
Notes From the Winemaker:
At less than six miles from the Pacific Ocean and subject to sometimes ruthless fog and winds, the Taylor Lane Vineyard can make growing grapes an act of faith.
To achieve full maturity at this coastal site, we paired the early-ripening Dijon clones with an adapted traditional Italian trellis system that carries the vine shoots across a nearly horizontal canopy. The trellis acts as a solar panel for maximum ripening and permits dappled sunlight throughout the day and excellent air circulation to the fruit; its height also lets us graze sheep for weed control.
Ratings & Reviews
90 Points- Wine Enthusiast:
"This magnum from the famous site has been given years to age in its big bottle, mellowing to show subtle waves of baked cherry and plum along a velvety texture. Light seasonings of nutmeg, clove and cola add to its enduring richness." - Virginia Boone (12/31/2020)
"Ripe and a touch dense, with dark olive notes to the Christmas pudding flavors. Smoky details linger on the spicy finish, revealing accents of hoisin sauce. Drink now. 811 cases made." - KM (web only 2020)