285 cases produced - Current Release
Pinot Report - 92. Smart Buy. Medium ruby color; nice aromas of cherry and berry with earthy notes; rich, earthy cherry with some spice and herbal notes; good structure and balance; long finish. Rich and earthy Pinot that is well balanced and drinking nicely now.
Wine Spectator - 88. Exhibits intense cherry and strawberry rhubarb flavors that are concentrated and persistent if still rustic and tannic. Drink now through 2020.
315 cases produced - Sold Out
Wine Spectator - 88. Marked by a spicy, minty bay leaf edge, this is medium-bodied and firm, yet the black cherry and wild berry flavors gain momentum and presence. Ends with pleasant earthy notes. Best from 2012 through 2019.
Pinot Report - 91. Smart Buy! Medium ruby color rich, spicy aromas of red cherry, with cinnamon and orange zest notes; good structure and balance... Spicy, rich Pinot with a lot of nice flavors...
O'Connor Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008
146 Cases Produced - Sold Out.
D&M Wines & Liquors - All of the characteristics one hopes for from Pinot in this region. Driven by bursts of pure fruit ... deep aromas of cherries, raspberries and exotic wild strawberry. The palate is filled with sweet, reduced strawberries and baking spices of cardomom and nutmeg. This vintage has a lovely richness and weight which carries the flavors nicely through the finish.
146 Cases Produced - Sold Out
Golden Gate Wine Cellars - This must be the best vintage to date from this small producer! ... This wine shows intense aromatics of dark ripe cherries, strawberries, and fresh herbs. The palate is creamy, juicy, and with a touch of minerality. The wine is very elegant and carries the fruit to a long finish.
Napa Valley Wine Exchange - Very youthful and decidedly feminine, this is a brisk young Pinot with racy yellow rose, white pepper, coriander seed and smoke scents that make a zesty veneer over deeper red cherry fruit. It is as elegant and zesty on the palate, with lots of cherry, dried orange, roasted grain, coriander and mineral notes that follow through a finish that is rendered quite dry by fruit acidity and tannin. Expect another two or three years of evolution, but feel free to emjoy it now with grilled salmon.