Domaine Della - 2018 - Pinot Noir Earl Stephens - 750 ml.
USA - California - Sonoma County
Red - Vintage: 2018 - Size: 750 ml.
The 2018 Pinot Noir Earl Stephens Vineyard offers a touch more complexity in its ripe red and black fruits, sagebrush, tobacco, and spring flower-like aromas and flavors. These all flow to a straight-up gorgeous, opulent Pinot Noir with a silky mouthfeel, polished tannins, and a great, great finish.
The 2018 Pinot Noir Earl Stephens Vineyard offers pure cranberries, blackberries and rhubarb layered with pipe tobacco, bitter citrus peel, laurel, earth and an amaro-like undercurrent. The palate is nuanced and expressive with bright, bitters character, a grainy frame and great freshness, finishing long. This is great!
James Suckling: 93
Pretty aromas of wild strawberries, bark, licorice, fresh herbs and lemon zest. It’s medium- to full-bodied with silky, round tannins. Lovely, spiced flavors on the velvety finish. Drink or hold.
Wine Enthusiast: 94
A warm, rich depth of wild strawberry, black cherry, cinnamon and vanilla wrap around a soft, layered and lengthy expression of the variety, offering length and breadth in addition to enduring earthiness. Cardamom and black tea accent the finish contrasted by a twist of tangerine.