Vineyard: Maggy Hawk

OwnerKendall-Jackson Estates
AppellationAnderson Valley
VarietiesPinot Noir

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2014 Wind Racer Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., $50. Sourced from Maggy Hawk Estate Vineyard. Clones 777, 115 and 2A. 100% de-stemmed with 70% remaining whole berries, 5-day cold soak, inoculated and native malolactic fermentation. Fermented in open tanks with daily punch downs. Aged 15 months in French oak barrels, 39% new. · Moderately dark ruby red color in the glass. Aromas of strawberry, cherry, baking spices and sandalwood maintain over time in the glass. Mid weight plus in style, with deep flavors of cherry, blueberry and tobacco. Impressive attack, follow through and finish with tame tannins and the right touch of oak. Even better the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Score: 91. Reviewed May 7, 2017 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2014 Maggy Hawk Afleet Maggy Hawk Estate Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

13.9% alc., pH 3.60, TA 0.59, 223 cases, $66. Pommard clone. 5-day cold soak, slow moving AMII yeast fermentation, daily punch downs, and aged 16 months in French oak barrels, 27% new. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. Shy aromas of dark cherry, ripe strawberry, spice, nut oil and redwood bark. Laden with plenty of tasty black cherry and black raspberry fruits with a slightly gamey, earthy and herbal countenance. The tannins are modest, and the wine finishes with a load of sweet fruit that lasts and lasts. I like this wine a lot, but I don’t think this site brings out the best qualities of the Pommard clone, probably because of ripeness issues. Score: 92. Reviewed May 7, 2017 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2014 Maggy Hawk Graceful Lady Maggy Hawk Estate Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.6% alc., pH 3.67, TA 0.57, 178 cases, 176 cases, $66. Clone 777. 5-day cold soak, slow moving AMII yeast fermentation, daily punch downs, and aged 15 months in French oak barrels, 38% new. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. Deep cherry aroma with a touch of spice, tobacco and bittersweet chocolate. The delicious Bing cherry and black raspberry core has a just picked quality. Upon opening, the gorgeous fruit is wrapped in an oak corset, but the oak relaxes over time in the glass. The tannins are gracious making for easy enjoyment and the wine finishes with purpose. Score: 93. Reviewed May 7, 2017 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2014 Maggy Hawk Jolie Maggy Hawk Estate Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.9% alc., pH 3.73, TA 0.55, 614 cases, $66. Clone 115. 5-day cold soak, slow moving AMII yeast fermentation, daily punch downs, and aged 15 months in French oak barrels, 29% new. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. Time is needed for this wine to open so I recommend decanting. With time, the nose becomes ridiculously alluring with aromas of black cherry, cranberry, rose petal, pecan oil and allspice. Flat out delicious, with crunchy, intense black cherry, blueberry and black raspberry fruit flavors. Impeccably balanced and perfectly structured, with a finish that is a celebratory black cherry delight. I have tasted multiple past vintages of Maggy Hawk Pinot Noir, and Jolie is always the one I want to date. Score: 97. Reviewed May 7, 2017 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2014 Maggy Hawk Stormin’ Maggy Hawk Estate Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.8% alc., pH 3.77, TA 0.57, 297 cases, $66. Clone 667. 5-day cold soak, slow moving AMII yeast fermentation, daily punch downs, and aged 16 months in French oak barrels, 30% new. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. Vivacious aromas of black cherry, blackberry and brioche. Just terrific smells. Descriptors can’t do justice to this gorgeous wine that offers delicious flavors of blueberry, blackberry and cola with a commendatory touch of earthiness and oak. The balance is spot-on, the gentle fine-grain tannins make for easy approachability, and the extraordinary finish is particularly noteworthy. Score: 96. Reviewed May 7, 2017 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2014 Maggy Hawk Unforgettable Maggy Hawk Estate Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.7% alc., pH 3.68, TA 0.57, 247 cases, $66. Clone 667. 5-day cold soak, slow moving AMII yeast fermentation, daily punch downs, and aged 16 months in French oak barrels, 30% new. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. The nose predicts an extraordinary experience with soaring aromas of fresh cherry, iced dark berries, forest floor and honey mocha. The opulent blackberry and boysenberry fruits show uncommon intensity and focus with a adulatory succulence. The wine offers impressive mid palate presence, toned tannins, and extraordinary fruit intensity on the finish. Truly unforgettable. Score: 95. Reviewed May 7, 2017 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2012 Maggy Hawk Afleet Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

Pommard clone. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. The boldest and most tannic wine in the 2012 Maggy Hawk lineup. Very ripe flavors of black cherry, black raspberry and sassafras with a modest toasty oak seasoning. Score: 90-91. Reviewed April 4, 2015 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2012 Maggy Hawk Hawkster Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

Clone 2A. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. Shy, but pleasant aromas of red berries and herbs. Delicious array of dark fruits dance on the palate including black cherry and black raspberry with a hint of pain grille. Modest tannins make for easy drinking now. Score: 92-94. Reviewed April 4, 2015 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2012 Maggy Hawk Jolie Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

312 cases. Clone 115. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. A harmonious, highly enjoyable wine that offers scents of black cherry and sous-bois and a deeply flavored cherry core. The tannins are suave, the mouthfeel is satiny, and the finish returns for many encores over a minute. Score: 94+. Reviewed April 4, 2015 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2012 Maggy Hawk Unforgettable Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

Clone 667. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. The nose is a walk in the forest with aromas of sous bois, wild berries and mushrooms. Delicious flavors of dark stone and berry fruits with a note of iron and spice. Finishes juicy with explosive drive. Score: 92-94. Reviewed April 4, 2015 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2012 La Crema Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.4% alc., pH 3.80, TA 0.52, 2,014 cases, $50. Sourced primarily from Maggy Hawk Estate Vineyard. Wädenswil, Pommard, 115, 777 and 667 clones.100% destemmed, 70% whole berries in tank, 5-day cold soak, fermented in open tanks, aged 9 months in 38% new French oak. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Restrained, but pleasant aromas of black cherry, rose petal and seasoned oak. Mid to full bodied core of fresh black cherry fruit that is generous on the palate and finishes with good intensity. The tannins are balanced and the mouthfeel is silky. Straightforward and fruit-driven, but hard to ignore. Better over time in the glass which is always a good sign. Score: 90. Reviewed July 28, 2014 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2010 Maggy Hawk Afleet Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 147 cases, $55. Pommard clone. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. Appealing aromas of fresh cherry, wooded forest and pennyroyal. Soft and polished on the palate with a tasty mid weight core of darker cherry and berry fruits with a noticeable overlay of smoky oak. The tannins are suave and very fine. The wine finishes with modest intensity and a little more oak than I prefer, but the charming fruit is enticing. Score: 90. Reviewed July 28, 2014 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2010 Maggy Hawk Jolie Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 291 cases, $55. Clone 115. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. Uplifting aromas of cherry, strawberry, spice and underbrush. Delicious and full in the mouth, with a good attack of dark cherry fruit accented with anise, dark chocolate and toasty oak. Impressive harmony and elegance with complimentary integration of oak. The finish is polished and pleasant. Score: 91. Reviewed July 28, 2014 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2009 Maggy Hawk Afleet Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.6% alc., pH 3.53, TA 0.52, 234 cases, $66. From 1.23-acre Block 4, Pommard clone. Aged 15 months in 32% new French oak barrels. · Moderately dark reddish-purple color in the glass. Haunting aromas of spiced black cherries and black raspberries creating an olfactory overload. Richly endowed, with flavors of very ripe dark cherries, berries, currants and sassafras enveloping the palate. An appealing wood spice and savory herbal note add interest. Well-managed tannins create a round, polished drinking experience. Very typical Pommard-based wine that is the richest in the lineup. Still opulent the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Reviewed December 8, 2012 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2009 Maggy Hawk Hawkster Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

15.4% alc., pH 3.57, TA 0.54, 240 cases, $66. From Blocks 12, 13, and 14, 6.18 acres, clone 2A. Aged 15 months in 32% new French oak. · Medium reddishpurple hue in the glass. Very ripe fruit-driven wine offering aromas of black plum sauce, blackberry jam, and spice, intensifying over time in the glass. Moderately rich with very ripe fruit flavors of red and black berries and slight prune. Sturdy tannins with complimentary oak in the background. More fruity and spicy the following day with a softer mouth feel. Tasted twice. Pushes the ripeness envelope too far for me. Good. Reviewed December 8, 2012 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2009 Maggy Hawk Jolie Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.6% alc., pH 3.62, TA 0.55, 237 cases, $66. From 10.03 acre Block 7, clone 115. Aged 15 months in 23% new French oak barrels. · Moderately dark reddishpurple color in the glass. Showy aromas of red cherries and raspberries with a hint of forest floor, compost and oak. Lushly flavored yet sleek and seductive with a core of deep raspberry flavor complimented by a whisper of oak. A pretty wine yet endowed with good structural bones, finishing long and opulent. Still solid the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Very good (+). Reviewed December 8, 2012 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2009 Maggy Hawk Unforgettable Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., pH 3.70, TA 0.51, 235 cases, $66. From 2.64-acre Block 5, clone 667. Aged 15 months in 35% new French oak barrels. · Very interesting woodsy nose offering aromas of black cherries, spice and mushrooms on the grill. Delicious core of fresh black raspberry and blackberry fruit, nicely spiced. A veritable iron fist in a velvet glove wine with rich, strikingly intense flavor, countered with seductive elegance and silkiness. Flat-out great the following day from a previously opened and recorked bottle. The name of this wine really fits. Reviewed December 8, 2012 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2007 Maggy Hawk Afleet Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.8% alc., pH 3.72, TA 0.56, 91 cases, $70. · Moderate reddish-purple color in the glass. Beguiling aromas of brandied cherries, rose hips tea, violets and seasoned oak. Delicious black raspberry and cherry sappy flavors on a medium weight frame complimented by hints of exotic spice and fruit leather. The most intense, deeply fruited and structured wine of the three, more opaque than see-through lingerie. The aromatic peacock tail on the finish is notable for its length. Even better the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. A very special wine. Reviewed January 12, 2012 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2007 Maggy Hawk Jolie Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.4% alc., pH 3.66, TA 0.53, 89 cases, $70. · Moderate reddish-purple hue in the glass. Exotic and intriguing nose featuring aromas of black cherries, dark berries, Moroccan spices and a hint of coffee broadening over time to even deeper autumnal notes. Beautifully complex array of dark red Pinot fruits robed in mild dusty tannins, ever-expanding in the mouth, and finishing with amazing persistence and length. The fruit really sings in this seamless and classy wine. Still great the next day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Reviewed January 12, 2012 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2007 Maggy Hawk Stormin’ Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., pH 3.69, TA 0.54, 77 cases, $70. · Moderate reddish-purple color in the glass. Shy aromas of black raspberry, dried cherries, and brioche. Discreetly concentrated flavors of black cherries, blueberries and bramble caressed by ripe, fine-grain tannins, persisting on the slightly tart cherry pie finish. Sleek, elegant and refined, weaving a stylish dance ever so lightly on the palate. Very good (+). Reviewed January 12, 2012 WINERY » ARTICLE »