past vintages of earth pinot noir

2016 Earth Pinot noir

105 cases produced
unfined and unfiltered
$105 (sold out)
label - Clare's inspiration to complement Brian's


tasting notes-
The 2016 Earth hints at the darker side of Pinot Noir with alluring aromas of blackberry and plum integrated with toasted fennel seed and black pepper. The fruit and floral characters are undeniably inviting, especially as they are balanced by savory spice and dark chocolate. As a sip unfolds you'll find harmonious flavors of Bing cherry, blueberry, lavender, toasted spices, orange peel and cocoa. Silken tannins spread broadly across the palate as dried fruit flavors of blueberry, plum and nectarine extend through the long finish. While wonderfully generous now, this wine will evolve beautifully with further time to age in bottle.

95 points — International Wine Report Top 100 wines of 2018
95 points — Vinous
94 points — James Suckling
94 points — Prince of Pinot
95 points — Washington Wine Blog
93 points — Wine Enthusiast
93 points — Wine & Spirits


2015 Earth Pinot noir

107 cases produced
unfined and unfiltered
$105 (sold out)

Balsam wood, boysenberry, black cherry, chocolate ganache, walnuts, black pepper. All of the wine components are playing in equal volume. There is impeccable balance in this wine, nothing sticks out, no edges or elbows, just everything moving across the palate in the same direction. The wine has a liquor like concentration on the palate and is the focus of the wine, with persistent sapid fruit on the very long finish. The concentrated and structured nature of this wine will make it rewarding on day two or with decanting.

95 points — International Wine Report
93 points — Wine Spectator
92 points — PinotFile
93 points / Cellar Selection — Wine Enthusiast
92 points — Allen Meadows' Burghound

2014 Earth Pinot noir

100 cases produced
unfined and unfiltered
$105 (sold out)

Immediately smells like maple syrup, breakfast sausage, and espresso. With just a little air, the fig jam, red current, and orange brandy fruit aromas come out. The aromas are very rich and well defined right now, making it a pleasure to smell in the glass. On the palate the entry is very broad and full of fruit. The wine remains juicy into the mid-palate and then a surprising amount of acidity kicks in, along with the spicy coriander, tightening the wine on the finish. It is incredibly generous wine and even greater length will emerge in time.

95 points — International Wine Report
94 points — The Pinot File

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