2011 Reviewed Wines

Riesling:

 

2011 Hobbit Hollow Vineyard Riesling

Wine Spectator - James Molesworth

This is mouthwatering from the start, with brisk green apple skin, toasted fennel seed and honeysuckle notes woven together and followed by a long, jasmine-filled finish. Drink now through 2013. 25 cases made. 

Score: 90

 

2011 Nutt Road Vineyard Riesling

Wine Spectator - James Molesworth

This has snap and cut, with pippin apple, Key lime and slate notes allied to a taut frame. Jasmine and talc hints fill in on the finish. Has a mouthwatering feel. Drink now through 2013. 27 cases made.

Score: 90

 

2011 Reserve Riesling

Wine Spectator - James Molesworth

This has a dry, taut feel, with jasmine, talc and green almond notes that carry through the finish, where a light slate twinge fills in. Drink now through 2013. 102 cases made.

Score: 89

 

2011 Riesling

Wine Spectator - James Molesworth

Fresh and pure, with a core of melon rind, green apple and green almond flavors that stretch out through the finish. Drink now through 2013. 253 cases made.

Score: 88

 

2011 Patrician Verona Vineyard Riesling

Wine Spectator - James Molesworth

Light, but with good persistent cut, showing jasmine, kaffir lime and white peach notes that linger through the slightly taut finish.. 27 cases made.

Score: 88

 

Pinot Noir:  

 

2011 Patrician Verona Vineyard Pinot Noir

Pinot File – Rusty Gaffney, The Prince of Pinot
Complex and enticing nose offering scents of black cherry, spice, forest floor, deep red rose petal and toast. Very flavorful with a core of fresh cherry fruit accented by red currant and dried herb tastes. Modest in weight with integrated tannins, supportive oak and an appealingly polished demeanor.
Score: 90

 
2011 Hobbit Hollow Vineyard Pinot Noir

Pinot File – Rusty Gaffney, The Prince of Pinot
More intense cherry aroma and flavor in this wine with a dusting of oak and spice. The firm but not astringent tannins are supportive and the mid palate fruit carries over nicely to the satisfying and juicy finish.
Score: 89

 
2011 Elaine’s Vineyard Pinot Noir

Pinot File – Rusty Gaffney, The Prince of Pinot
Charming aromas of cherries, rose petal, baking spice and herbal oak. Good intensity of cherry flavor with a hint of brown spice, rose water and complimentary oak. Noticeable but not intrusive tannins with an uplifting backbone of acidity. A juicy wine with some charm.
Score: 88