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

Chardonnay, H. Klopp Vineyard

2019 – 93 points

“The 2019 Chardonnay H. Klopp Vineyard is the third harvest from these Wente and Mt Eden clone vines. Matured 17 months in 25% new oak, it has pretty aromas of crème fraîche, lemon peel and graphite with a slowly emerging honeysuckle and beeswax character. The light-bodied palate offers an appealing, waxy texture foiled by tangy acidity. It has pure, concentrated lemon drop flavors, with a saline character lingering on the extended finish. It offers alluring complexity now, yet it will continue to blossom in bottle over the next 5+ years.” — Erin Brooks

Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast

2019 – 94 points

“The 2019 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast, matured in 33% new oak, has a pale ruby-purple color and pretty scents of raspberry jam, bitter orange, dried herbs, tea leaves, Angostura bitters and violet. The medium-bodied palate is chalky, fresh and perfumed, with fresh acidity and a very long, layered finish.” — Erin Brooks

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

2019 – 94 points

“The 2019 Pinot Noir Emmaline Ann Vineyard, made with 50% new oak, has a pale ruby color and delicate, detailed scents of raspberry and strawberry jam, orange peel, lilac and Angostura bitters. The light-bodied palate is chalky and fresh with intense, perfumed fruits and a long, ethereal finish.”– Erin Brooks

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

2019 – 95 points

“Pale ruby-purple in hue, the 2019 Pinot Noir Rice-Spivak Vineyard offers singular aromas of wild berries with underbrush, pipe tobacco, garrigue and desiccated roses. The medium-bodied palate is silky and seamless with surprisingly concentrated flavors and a detailed, perfumed finish. Lovely!” — Erin Brooks

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

2019 – 95 points

“Medium ruby-purple, the 2019 Pinot Noir Thorn Ridge has layered scents of strawberry and raspberry jam, burnt orange, licorice and autumn leaves with integrated spicy accents from its maturation in 50% new French oak. The medium-bodied palate is concentrated and seamless, offering a silky texture, fresh acidity and loads of spice and perfume layers on the long finish.” — Erin Brooks

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