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16Wayfarer Wayfarer PN

2016 Pinot Noir Wayfarer Vineyard

15Wayfarer Wayfarer PN

2015 Pinot Noir Wayfarer Vineyard

14Wayfarer PN WFV

2014 Pinot Noir Wayfarer Vineyard

13Wayfarer Wayfarer PN

2013 Pinot Noir Wayfarer Vineyard

12Wayfarer Wayfarer PN

2012 Pinot Noir Wayfarer Vineyard

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97 points
Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com, August 2018

“Leading off the Pinot Noirs, the 2016 Pinot Noir Wayfarer Vineyard was completely destemmed and spent 15 months in 45% new French oak. It offers a bright framboise, cranberry, exotic flower, and spice-driven bouquet that carries to a medium-bodied, silky Pinot Noir that has everything in all the right places. Showing more floral, spice, and forest floor with time in the glass, incredible tannin quality, and a great finish, it’s certainly on par with the single parcel/clone driven releases.

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99 points
Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast, July 2018

Even in its youth this wine packs a punch and delivers unbelievable beauty, opening in aromas of perfume and game. Seductive, supple and spicy, it is undoubtedly full figured and hauntingly complex, with layers of dark cherry, charcuterie, sea breeze and forest floor. The tannins are firm yet polished, intense yet behaved. The salty, briny, beguiling minerality is what lingers longest on the finish.

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93 points
Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate, October 31, 2017

Medium ruby-purple colored, the 2014 Pinot Noir Wayfarer Vineyard has a gregarious nose of ripe Bing cherries, cranberry sauce and rhubarb pie with hints of mossy bark, lavender and cumin seed. Medium-bodied, the palate has wonderful restraint and a quiet intensity, with chewy tannins and seamless freshness framing the savory flavors, finishing on an appealing dried herb note.

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94 points
Antonio Galloni, Vinous, January 2015

The 2013 Pinot Noir Wayfarer Vineyard is supple, expressive and exceptionally beautiful. Plump red cherries, plums, cinnamon and rose petals meld together in a racy, effortless Pinot built on texture and nuance. Beams of acidity and minerality give the 2013 much of its energy and delineation. This is a great introduction to the wines of the property. The Wayfarer is a blend of 12 different clones from various parcels scattered across the property.

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94 points
Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate, October 31, 2017

Medium to deep ruby-purple in color, the 2012 Pinot Noir Wayfarer Vineyard has an understated earthy/meaty nose over a core of dried mulberries and kirsch plus a waft of potpourri. Medium to full-bodied, there is a generous amount of savory and red berry preserves flesh filling the palate, with soft, velvety tannins and just enough freshness, finishing with a bit of spiciness coming through.

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