FEATURED IN THIS WEEK'S PinotFile, VOL 9 ISSUE 49

The 2012 Wayfarer Pinot Noirs are clearly marked by style and sophistication. The tall-neck bottles and very long corks set the stage, and the wines deliver. Unfolding slowly in the glass, these beauties find more traction and display more nuance over time. Each of the wines stand on their own for certain aromatic, flavor and textural features that display their individual uniqueness.


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WINES REVIEWED IN THE CURRENT ISSUE OF PINOTFILE
2013 Davis Family Vineyards Cuvée Luke Saralee’s Vineyard Russian River Valley White Rhone Blend 2012 Alana Estate Lumiere Martinborough New Zealand Pinot Noir 2012 Pisa Range Estate Black Poplar Block Central Otago New Zealand Pinot Noir 2012 Wayfarer “Mother Rock” Fort Ross-Seaview Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2012 Wayfarer “Paige’s Ridge” Fort Ross-Seaview Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2012 Wayfarer “The Traveler” Fort Ross-Seaview Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2012 MacMurray Ranch Central Coast Pinot Noir 2012 Ser Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir 2012 Frank Family Vineyards Carneros Pinot Noir 2012 Davis Family Vineyards Dutton Ranch Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2012 Davis Family Vineyards Horseshoe Bend Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2012 Davis Family Vineyards Soul Patch Estate Grown Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2012 Davis Family Vineyards Starr Ridge Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2012 Gary Farrell Stiling Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2012 Knudsen Vineyards Dundee Hills Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2012 Gary Farrell Bacigalupi Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2012 Talisman Huckleberry’s Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2012 Davis Family Vineyards Campbell Ranch Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2012 Frank Family Vineyards Lewis Vineyard Reserve Napa Carneros Pinot Noir 2012 Ram’s Gate Bush Crispo Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2012 Ram’s Gate Ulises Valdez Diablo Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2012 Ram’s Gate Ulises Valdez Silver Eagle Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2012 Wayfarer “Wayfarer Vineyard” Fort Ross-Seaview Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2012 Wayfarer “Wayfarer Vineyard” Fort Ross-Seaview Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2012 Wayfarer “Golden Mean” Fort Ross-Seaview Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2011 Black Estate Waipara Valley North Canterbury New Zealand Pinot Noir 2011 Ostler Caroline’s Waitaki Valley New Zealand Pinot Noir 2011 Pisa Range Estate Run 245 Central Otago New Zealand Pinot Noir 2011 Pyramid Valley Vineyards Angel Flower Canterbury New Zealand Pinot Noir 2011 Pyramid Valley Vineyards Earth Smoke Canterbury New Zealand Pinot Noir 2011 Valli Gibbston Vineyard Central Otago New Zealand Pinot Noir 2011 Talisman Gunsalus Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2011 Talisman Red Dog Vineyard Sonoma Mountain Pinot Noir 2011 Talisman Wildcat Mountain Vineyard Los Carneros Pinot Noir 2011 Talisman Adastra Vineyard Los Carneros Pinot Noir 2011 Talisman Weir Vineyard Yorkville Highlands Pinot Noir 2010 Archangel Central Otago New Zealand Pinot Noir 2010 Cambridge Road Martinborough New Zealand Pinot Noir 2010 Ostler Carolina’s Waitaki Valley New Zealand Pinot Noir 2010 TOSQ Vineyards Central Otago New Zealand Pinot Noir 2009 Cambridge Road Martinborough New Zealand Pinot Noir 2009 Ostler Caroline’s Waitaki Valley New Zealand Pinot Noir 2008 Dry River Martinborough New Zealand Pinot Noir