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94 Points, Wine Enthusiast
This is a gorgeous wine from the vineyard brought to you by Peter Michael and Marc Aubert. Wine Enthusiast raved about this wine, and it’s a bottle that quickly disappeared when it was released all those years ago. But thanks to this cellar raid, I’m able to bring to you think beauty that Wine Enthusiast said would be best from “2022-2029” while also calling it “a layered and complex estate-driven wine.”
Flagship Bottling (Last Vintage Ever Made)
This is a super special bottling from the legendary Flowers as it was the last they bottled under ‘Moon Select’ in favor of focusing exclusively on single-vineyard projects. The ‘Moon Select’ was always the favorite of two famous critics, Robert Parker, Jr. and Jancis Robinson. It’s easy to see why- it’s much more big and powerful than most others from Flowers. Combining 60% Camp Meeting Ridge Vyd with 40% Sea View Ridge Vineyard, this is brooding Pinot Noir with a lot of deep, dark flavors and structure. With whole cluster fermentation a big part of this one, this is for fans of BIG Pinots.
94 Points, Wine Enthusiast
“Clear, light color reveals the elegance at the core of this coastal wine. It reigns in ripeness without sacrificing flavor or complexity. Stemmy, earthy overtones meet a vibrantly spicy bite of cherry and white pepper. The silky texture compels one to want more.” -Virgina Boone, Wine Enthusiast
90 Points, Wine & Spirits – 90 Points, Wine Enthusiast
This one is probably my sleeper for this whole collection. Here’s why. Back when this was first released, both critics noted that it seemed a little bit shy and reserved. Understandably, that hurt this one a bit with it only securing two 90-point scores. If you tasted this today, you would laugh a lot of the thought of this not being AT LEAST a 93. If this one was once shy, it sure isn’t today. I’d say it’s shining right about now.
93 Points, Parker’s Wine Advocate
“The last of the appellation releases, the 2014 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast was brought up in 55% new French oak, which is slightly more than the 2013. Deep, rich and earthy, with notes of bouquet garni, smoked earth, licorice and dark fruits, it has full-bodied richness, a big mid-palate and is packed with gorgeous amounts of fruit. It’s a big, rich wine from this cool climate appellation, yet I suspect it will show more classic Sonoma Coast characteristics with a year or two in bottle. It’s a beautiful wine.” -Jeb Dunnuck
92 Points, Wine Enthusiast
This is a beauty with some age to it in an outstanding year throughout California. From the vineyard brought to you by Marc Aubert and Peter Michael, this was made from three separate clones of Pinot Noir, that each bring a different element into play. Also, with a little whole cluster fermentation, this one has a bigger, juicier and earthier mouthfeel that offers new appeal each time you go back for another sip. This collector is in its drinking prime right now and should remain for the next 3-5 years. Enjoy it.
95 Points, Wine Enthusiast
“This wine, a regional blend, shows remarkable achievement in winemaking. Wild strawberry and red cherry exude on the entry, alongside floral elements of violet and lilac. Velvety, resolved tannins make it enjoyable from the get-go, layered in acidity for a buoyant lift on the mid-palate and finish, which suggests cinnamon and tea.”
93 Points, Parker’s Wine Advocate – 93 Points, Wine Spectator
“Another sensational appellation release is the 2014 Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands. Coming from an early vintage that was over two weeks ahead of average, it has tons of spice, black raspberry, currants and blackberry characteristics, medium to full-bodied richness, a great texture and no shortage of depth or length. Already impossible to resist, drink it anytime over the coming 7-8 years.” -The Wine Advocate