Vineyard: Sarah's

AppellationSanta Clara Valley
VarietiesPinot Noir

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2014 Sarah’s Vineyard Santa Clara Valley Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., 1,211 cases, $25. Sourced from the Dwarf Oak Block of Sarah’s Vineyard, clones 667, 777, 115 and a “DRC” selection. 100% de-stemmed, native and inoculated yeast whole berry fermentation, aged 11 months in French oak barrels, 10% new. Formerly the winery’s “Central Coast Series” Pinot Noir. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. Lovely aromas of cherry, rose petal, hazelnut, sandalwood and earthy flora lead to a very charming mid palate display of unctuous cherry and baking spice flavors. The wine’s elegant tannins and a polished mouthfeel attract attention in this forward drinking offering with plenty of Pinot talking. Like cherry pie day at baking school: cherries, spices, and very interesting results. Still charming when tasted the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Score: 92. Reviewed March 6, 2017 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2014 Sarah’s Vineyard Estate Santa Clara Valley Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., 415 cases, $40. Winemaker Tim Slater. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. A complete wine with welcoming aromas of black raspberry, black cherry, spice and toasty oak followed in the mouth with expressive flavors of black cherry, cranberry, black tea and a subtle overlay of oak. Admirable vibrancy, with great harmony and a cherry-infused, delightfully juicy finish. Score: 92. Reviewed September 7, 2016 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2014 Sarah’s Vineyard Reserve Santa Clara Valley Pinot Noir

13.6% alc., 142 cases, $60. Estate grown. Hand-waxed bottles. Clones 667, 777, 115 and “DRC.” Aged 18 months in French oak barrels, 30% new. Winemaker Tim Slater. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. Aromas of very ripe cherry and berry and toasty barrel. Mid to full-bodied flavors of purple berries and black cherry entering modestly but then exploding on the mid palate with rich fruit flavor. Structured to match the sappy fruit core and enough acidity for streamlined drinking. Silky in the mouth, with accents of cola and dark chocolate, finishing with joyous fruit. Very ripe fruited in style, but highly enjoyable. Score: 92. Reviewed May 7, 2017 WINERY » ARTICLE »