Talley Vineyards Stone Corral Pinot Noir 2013
Wine EnthusiastLight notes of pomegranate and hibiscus intertwine with Earl Grey tea and lavender on the nose of this wine from one of the region's most famous producers. There's lots of California chaparral spice on the nose, with aniseed, wild fennel and a cinnamon character decorating the cranberry, pomegranate and light strawberry flavors.
Wine Advocate"A step back from the Rincon and Rosemary releases, yet still a stunner, the 2013 Pinot Noir Stone Corral comes from sandy soils and exhibits pretty notes of rose petals, crushed rocks, candied watermelon and strawberries. Showing more and more minerality with time in the glass, it's medium-bodied and focused on the palate, with vibrant acidity, excellent purity and a clean finish. It lacks a touch of length compared to the other two single-vineyards, but I suspect will evolve similarly."