2013 Wind Ridge Block Pinot Noir
Wind Ridge, as it always has been, is a bit more intense and brooding than its older sibling, Ridgecrest. 2013, in particular, shows more chewy tannin, more black fruit, and is a bit more shy upon its debut. Earth and forest floor, plum skin, blackberry, rose water and cedar box, with a hint of tobacco on the nose. The palate holds a core of tannin and restrained fruit, with lingering flavors of violet, cherry cola, spicy barrel, and a gorgeous tension between acid, fruit, and texture. A little age will help this beauty open its eyes.