2018 Legacy Helen's Pinot Noir
Named after Bill Stoller’s aunt, this wine is made primarily from the Wädenswil clone of Pinot Noir. Helen’s has an elegant nose of ripe, succulent red fruit and Italian plum, which gives way to secondary notes of earth and rose petals. The palate is vibrant with a delicate tension that is supported by flavors of red fruit and a ferrous minerality through a long finish.
On average, the 2018 vintage was a warmer and drier growing season. The vintage kicked off with an early bud break. June saw a cool, wet weather period during bloom put the vintage back on track for a traditional September harvest. The most notable climatic feature to the 2018 vintage, was our extended summer harvest weather that continued into early November. This allowed us to pick based on ripe flavors and near-perfect natural acidity.
93 Points - Wine Spectator
92 Points - James Suckling
91 Points - Wine Enthusiast