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The 13 Highest Scoring Pinot Noirs We Rated in 2018

Wine Enthusiast, January 11, 2019

Wayfarer Vineyard | The Tasting with Todd Kohn

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2016 Pinot Noir Paige's Ridge

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2014 Pinot Noir Paige's Ridge

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2013 Pinot Noir Paige's Ridge

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2012 Pinot Noir Paige's Ridge

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98 points
Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com, August 2019

“From a single block and single clone (clone 667), the 2016 Pinot Noir Paige’s Ridge is the tiniest production cuvée with only 40 cases made. Completely de-stemmed and brought up in just 50% new French oak, it offers more richness and flesh, with lots of cassis, toasted spice, black raspberries, and candied flowers. Deep, full-bodied, incredibly textured and perfectly balanced, it’s another extraordinary Pinot Noir from this great site and great winemaker.”

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96 points
Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast, September 2016

Floral in aromas and yet darkly savory in cherry and clove, this full-bodied wine holds layered acidity and balanced oak at its core. It hails from one block of the vineyard and spent time in entirely new French oak. Baked raspberry tart finds a happy companion in the richness of maple and velvety tannin. Drink now through 2024.

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95 points
Doug Wilder, Purely Domestic Wine Report, March 2015

The nose is gorgeously deep and complex showing licorice, blackberry, cherry, mint, red apple and rhubarb. The palate entry shows polished flavors of apple, cherry and spice with plenty of vitality and structure. Fall 2015 release. Drink 2017 – 2024.

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93 points
Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast, February 2015

From one block of the estate vineyard planted exclusively to Dijon clone 667, Paige’s is deep and dark in color, intense in oak and earthiness, almost a quarter of it undergoing whole cluster fermentation. As intense on the palate as it is darkly hued, it offers brambly blackberry and dark cherry around a core of wild Tahitian vanilla and cinnamon-cardamom spice.

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