Wine Advocate



Chardonnay, Charles Heintz Vineyard

2018 – 91 points

“The 2018 Chardonnay Charles Heintz offers savory roasted almond and chamomile with orchard fruits and a stony streak. The palate is medium-bodied, silky and uplifted with a bright, delicate finish.” — Erin Brooks

2017 – 92 points

“The 2017 Chardonnay Charles Heintz opens with honeysuckle and jasmine over a core of ripe peach, sliced Red Delicious apple, honey and sliced almond with an undercurrent of saline, hay and button mushroom. It’s medium to full-bodied in the mouth with a mineral focus and savory layers, enlivened by tangy acidity finishing long and laser precision.”  — Erin Brooks


Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast

2017 – 91 points

“Medium ruby, the 2017 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast has pretty aromas of crushed blueberries, blackberries and cranberries with an undercurrent of fragrant earth and top notes of amaro. The palate is light to medium-bodied, delicate and spicy with a grainy frame and great freshness, finishing long.” — Erin Brooks

2016 – 92 points

“The 2016 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast is a blend of fruit from the Rice-Spivak and Thorn Ridge vineyards aged in about 25% new oak. Medium ruby-purple colored, it has a classic nose of red and black berries, cranberry sauce, rhubarb, woodsmoke and black tea leaves with notes of dried flowers and underbrush. The palate is medium-bodied, rounded and with concentrated earthy fruits, soft tannins to frame and juicy acidity to carry the very long, layered finish.”  — Erin Brooks

2010 – 90 points

“Katy Wilson’s 2010 Pinot Noir has come together beautifully since I tasted it last year. Juicy, expressive and quite pretty, the 2010 impresses for its solid core of fruit and exceptional balance. Hints of cinnamon, flowers and savory herbs add complexity on the finish. The style is soft, delicate and expressive, with lovely openness in the fruit and a hugely appealing, mid-weight personality. In 2010, the Pinot Noir is sourced exclusively from Rice-Spivak.”  — Antonio Galloni


Pinot Noir, Coastlands Vineyard

2017 – 93 points

“The 2017 Pinot Noir Coastlands Vineyard has a medium ruby color and takes its time to give up aromas of earth, graphite and burnt orange with red berries, blackberries and floral perfume. The palate is super fresh and spicy with amaro-laced fruits, a gentle graininess and a long, spicy finish.” — Erin Brooks


Pinot Noir, Emmaline Ann Vineyard

2017 – 92 points

“Medium ruby, the 2017 Pinot Noir Emmaline Ann Vineyard offers tar, spiced blackberries, laurel, turned earth and hints of mushrooms and dried flowers on the nose. The medium-bodied palate is concentrated but delicately styled, grainy and fresh with an uplifted, spicy finish.” — Erin Brooks


Pinot Noir, Rice-Spivak Vineyard

2017 – 93 points

“Medium ruby, the 2017 Pinot Noir Rice-Spivak Vineyard is scented of cranberry, rhubarb, earth, blood orange and potpourri. The medium-bodied palate is bright and perfumed with a very fresh, finely grained frame and long, nuanced finish.” — Erin Brooks

2016 – 92 points

“The 2016 Pinot Noir Rice-Spivak Vineyard is medium ruby-purple in the glass and slowly opens on the nose to stewed Earl Grey tea leaves, saline, rosewater perfume and a broody core of ripe red and black cherries, cranberry and perfumed earth. The medium-bodied palate is concentrated and spicy with soft, grainy tannins and tangy acidity, finishing long and bright.”  — Erin Brooks


Pinot Noir, Thorn Ridge Vineyard

2017 – 94 points

“The 2017 Pinot Noir Thorn Ridge has a medium ruby color and broody scents of violets, crushed black cherries and boysenberries with nuances of lavender and blood orange. The palate is gorgeous, medium-bodied and silky with expansive flavors, finishing very long and fresh. What a lovely packaging of intense, layered fruit in a featherweight frame!” — Erin Brooks

2016 – 93 points

“Aged in 40% new oak, the pale to medium ruby-purple colored 2016 Pinot Noir Thorn Ridge has a perfumed nose of dried rose petals, orange peel, pepper and bergamot with a core of bright red cherries, cranberry and rhubarb plus notes of underbrush and wild blackberries. It’s medium-bodied with loads of perfumed fruits softly framed, with a very juicy, long and layered finish.”  — Erin Brooks