2009 Wines Reviewed

Riesling: 

 

2009 Reserve Riesling

Wine Spectator - James Molesworth

This is concentrated, with a pleasant lacing of bitter almond running through the dense core of Key lime, green plum and fig fruit flavors. The long finish lets a jasmine note play out, with plenty in reserve. Needs to stretch out a bit in the cellar. Drink now through 2014. 63 cases made.  

Score: 90

 

2009 Hobbit Hollow Vineyard Riesling

Wine Spectator - James Molesworth

This is stylish, with tasty green plum and green fig fruit backed by well-integrated acidity. Long and fresh, with a nice twinge of bitter almond flashing on the finish. Drink now through 2012. 25 cases made.  

Score: 89

 

2009 Riesling

Wine Spectator - James Molesworth

Ripe and rounded, with green fig, green almond and melon notes that stay focused, with a streak of jasmine on the finish. Drink now. 191 cases made.  

Score: 88

 

2009 Sawmill Creek Riesling

Wine Spectator - James Molesworth

Already shows a hint of marzipan, along with green apple and green fig notes. There's a floral edge on the juicy, slightly plump finish. Offers good length despite the up-front profile. Drink now. 25 cases made.  

Score: 88

 

Pinot Noir:

 

2009 Hobbit Hollow Vineyard Pinot Noir

Burghound - Allan Meadows

An intensely spicy and alluringly fresh nose of dark berry fruit liqueur and dried flowers is followed by delicious, round and impressively vibrant medium-bodied flavors that possess a real sense of harmony. The dusty, cool and reserved finish is dry in the best sense and I very much like the understated style of this firm and built-to-age offering.

Score:  90  / 2016+

 

2009 Barrel Reserve Pinot Noir

Wine Spectator - James Molesworth

Mature, but fleshy and holding nicely, with dark fig, mulled currant and cherry paste flavors rolled up with singed black tea leaf and tobacco notes. Offers a smoky feel through the finish. 324 cases made. 

Score: 89

 

2009 Pinot Noir

Burghound - Allan Meadows

An exuberantly fruit but not simple aromatic profile enjoys added breadth from the presence of discreet spice and floral notes. ...I very much like the depth on the dusty and mildly austere finish that offers fine persistence. The fruit profile is not Burgundian but the palate impression is.

Score:  89 / 2015 

 

2009 Polarity

Wine Spectator - James Molesworth

An intriguing white, with very broad, creamy ginger, tangerine and honeysuckle notes laced with a note of almond cream. A bit soft in the end, but with interesting flavors. A white wine, made from Pinot Noir. Drink now. 47 cases made. 

Score: 87