Wine Enthusiast

Chardonnay, Charles Heintz Vineyard

2017 – 94 points

“Owner and winemaker Katy Wilson makes very little of this wine sadly, so stock up if you can. Stony mineral and brine figure prominently on entry as a buildup of Meyer lemon, fig and quince define the juicy midpalate of restrained oak and ripeness. Lingering acidity keeps it fresh through a long, spicy finish.” – Virginie Boone

2016 – 95 points

“Winemaker Katy Wilson impresses with this bottling, coaxing together a wine that’s briny and salty, perfectly consistent with this coastal-influenced Occidental site. A flavor of Asian pear accents a moderate structure and lingering complexity.” – Virginie Boone

Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast

2016 – 94 points

“Juicy in fresh cherry, strawberry and rhubarb, this delightful wine sourced from two of owner and winemaker Katy Wilson’s single-vineyard designates (Rice-Spivak and Thorn Ridge) intrigues in unexpected nuances of nutmeg and white pepper. Fresh, lively and earthy, it is incredibly good.” – Virginie Boone

2015 – 92 points

“Winemaker Katy Wilson crafts a delicate, grainy and textured wine from coastal fruit in this light-bodied, crisp and fresh take on the variety. Impressive on the midpalate in establishing just the right amount of weight to give it complexity and bite, it finishes in a seductive layer of clove and cola.”  – Virginie Boone

Pinot Noir, Rice-Spivak Vineyard

2016 – 95 points

“Bright, focused flavors of raspberry, strawberry and pomegranate shine first in this crisp, acid-driven wine from a cool-climate site. The complexity of the wine is impressive: a mix of exotic Asian spice and forested earth that contrast and complement around firm seamless tannin.” – Virginie Boone

2015 – 92 points

“Strawberry flavors coat the palate delicately in this tangy, softly textured wine that shows restraint in ripeness and style. The site’s volcanic ash soils contribute a mineral element that’s part turned earth, part crushed rock.”– Virginie Boone

2014 – 91 points

“Succulent and bright, this interweaves crunchy red fruit into a cohesive whole of balanced freshness and high-acid tenacity, the tannins supportive in providing weight and grip.” – Virginie Boone

Pinot Noir, Thorn Ridge Vineyard

2016 – 95 points

“This beautifully made wine offers an incredibly fragrant and beguiling nose of white pepper and garrigue, its core built of tightly wound tannins and integrated oak. Crisp red fruit and orange peel weave in and out on the palate between exotic elements of forest, cardamom and black tea.”– Virginie Boone

2015 – 93 points

“Winemaker Katy Wilson’s dedication to delicate winemaking is on full display in this tangy acid-driven wine from a beloved coastal site. Pomegranate and citrus underline the fresh, focused fruit aspects complemented by earthy forest floor, turned earth and crushed rock.” – Virginie Boone