Croix Narrow Gauge Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 2015
93 James Suckling Subtle aromas of wet earth, mushroom, herb and dark fruits follow through to a full body, round and chewy tannins and a tangy finish. Lovely savory character to this. Drink now or hold.
RP 91 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Medium ruby-purple in color, the 2015 Pinot Noir Narrow Gauge offers up expressive notes of crushed red and black cherries and mulberries, with hints of black earth and rose hip tea. The medium-bodied palate is firmed textured with grainy tannins and a refreshing line of acidity, framing the red and black berry flavors, finishing long and earthy.
96 points Vinous A racy, voluptuous wine, the 2012 Pinot Noir Jensen Vineyard shows the radiance of the vintage. Sweet red cherries, kirsch, mint, wild flowers and plums flesh out in an open-knit, intense wine built on texture. The 2012 remains quite primary. It can be enjoyed today, but will be even better in another few years, once the aromatics develop more fully and some of the baby fat drops off.