From our Dakins Road Vineyard, this intensely layered Pinot Noir exudes a harmonious balance between power and elegance. The luscious aromas of red and black bramble berries are lifted by streaks of pretty florals that are complemented by a savoury minerality.
91 Points | "A robust and structured palate finishes with a vibrant, distinguished acidity coupled with silky smooth chocolatey tannins. The heady 2018 Dakins Road Single Vineyard Pinot Noir is a full-bodied effort loaded with black cherries and plummy fruit. It's mouth-filling and seriously ripe, with supple tannins that verge on being creamy in texture and flavors that veer toward dark chocolate and licorice on the powerful finish. Concentrated and lush." - Robert Parker
5-Stars | "Finely scented, the debut 2018 vintage was matured for a year in French oak casks (35% new). Bright ruby, it is a savoury, youthful, well-structured red, with cherry, plum and spice flavours, showing excellent complexity, and a long life ahead. Best drinking 2021+" - Michael Cooper
92 Points | "Vibrant and alluring bouquet of Pinot with aromas of vanilla and sweet oak then dark berries, strawberry and red cherry, fermented red flowers and silty mineral soils. On the palate - the tannins and acid line show first, but only for a few moments then the red berry, cherry and brown spices blend in. A layer of soft smoky oak and earthy mineral flavours add to the texture and flavour and finish. A balanced and well made wine with medium weight, medium+ intensity and lengthy finish. Drink now and through 2023." - Cameron Douglas MS. (Read the review here.)
A mix of wild and innoculated ferments, however, all ferments were started wild. 37% of this wine is whole-bunch, and maturation for 14 months in barrel.
Vineyard: Dakins Road (Clones: Abel, 777 & 667)
Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
Production: 2,295 bottles
Residual Sugar: 0.2g/L