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
93 Points | "Varietal, fruity, gentle smoky oak layers between mineral and a core of fruit. There's a youthful energy and tense engagement. Comes together nicely on the palate with firm tannins and medium+ acidity framing flavours of raspberry and red cherries, some old strawberry notes then oak. Youthful, tense and dry. Well made. Needing some more integration time. Warm. 2026+." - Cameron Douglas MS.
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