Terra Sancta 2015 Estate Pinot Noir
Winery : Terra Sancta
93 POINTS BOB CAMPBELL
A complex perfume of exotic spices, violets and dark fruits. The palate is beautifully layered with more violets, plums and dark cherries. Elegant tannin structure complete this powerful, concentrated and delicious Pinot Noir.
Planted by Gary Andres, an Oregon Pinot Noir pioneer, Shingle Beach is another of Terra Sancta's single blocks. It is densely planted and the grapes reach optimal ripeness at low sugar levels, bearing tiny, pristine grapes. Hallmarks are fine-grained chalky tannins, minerality (blood and iron), earthiness and juicy, vibrant dark fruit flavours, all at under 13% alcohol. The finish is nicely savoury, a touch of cocoa at the end. Vintage 2012 was the inaugural release.