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14Wayfarer MotherRock PN

2014 Pinot Noir Mother Rock

13Wayfarer MotherRock PN

2013 Pinot Noir Mother Rock

12Wayfarer MotherRock PN

2012 Pinot Noir Mother Rock

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96 points
Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast, September 2016

Youthfully flippant, this block of the Wayfarer Vineyard is sitting largely in sandstone, where the grapes pull remarkably revealing minerality from the soil. Racy and flinty, this medium-bodied, structured and flirty wine dances in a generosity of rich red fruit, raspberry mostly, seasoned in clove and cardamom that’s fresh and incredibly seductive. Still, it’ll age; drink now through 2024.

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

Medium to deep ruby-purple, the 2013 Pinot Noir Mother Rock (made from Mt. Eden and 777 clones) has a gorgeous, spicy nose of Chinese five spice, raspberry coulis, red currant jelly and dried rose petals with a touch of smoked meat. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is opulent and seductive, with velvety tannins and lovely, understated freshness, finishing with lingering perfumed notes.

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95 points
Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast, February 2015

Brooding in dark cherry and earthy spice, this fully figured wine offers well-integrated oak. With a savory and powerful profile, it has a forceful grip on the palate accented by black tea, truffle and juicy vibrancy. From a mix of clones (37 and Dijon 777), some fermented whole-cluster, this is a structured wine from a meticulously farmed coastal site.

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