2013 Sierra Madre Vineyard Pinot Noir
95 points, Wine Enthusiast.
?"Mossy, dank, forest-floor aromas of juniper, chaparral shrub, pencil lead and spiced porcini mushrooms mix with a cooked rhubarb character on the nose of this wine from single-vineyard specialist Bill Brosseau. Cranberry and tart cherry flavors are decorated with rainbow peppercorns, herb-crusted roast beef, bay leaf, eucalyptus and camphor, with layers upon layers of complexity."
92 points, Wine Enthusiast.
"A touch of campfire smoke invites the nose into this bottling from a historic vineyard. It also offers aromas of dark cranberry, black raspberry, chipped slate and roasting meat. The cran-raspberry element explodes on the generous palate, backed by that familiar smoke, which is laced throughout this wine."
92 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate.
"Rock solid, with lots of framboise, cassis, licorice and spice box, with a kiss of oak, the 2014 Pinot Noir Sierra Madre Vineyard comes from the Santa Maria Valley, which is in the northern part of Santa Barbara County. It is rich, textured and balanced on the palate, with a great finish. Drink it over the coming 5-7 years."
92 points, Connoisseurs' Guide To Wine
"Vigorous, optimally ripened and plentifully fruited with intriguing touches of graphite, a distant note of dried herbs and a judicious appointment of complementary sweet oak lending no small measure of welcome complexity, this deep and well-composed Pinot reveals a little more with each sniff and sip and exhibits fine staying power and length. It is not an especially big wine as weighty Pinots go, yet it lacks for nothing in the way of filling and flesh, and its obvious richness is balanced by plenty of integral acidity that is a sure guarantor of a good half-decade or more of very positive growth."
94 points, Wine Enthusiast.
"Winemaker Bill Brosseau hits a single vineyard home run with this bottling from one of the Central Coast's oldest sites. It shows exotic plum, tangy cranberry, pine needle, juniper and pencil shaving scents on the nose. The palate is steeped in mulberry, marjoram and curry-like Indian spices, proving dynamic and delicious in the most compelling ways."