Wine Enthusiast - August 2017

August 1, 2017

93 pts - v.2014  Pinot Noir, Center of Effort (Edna Valley); $50

"This bottling shows deep black plum, elderberry, rose and purple flower aromas. The palate is dense, with black plum and tart cranberry enhanced by Earl Grey tea and potpourri. Thanks to a strong tannic backbone and buoyant acidity, these flavors are interesting now but will meld together more compellingly in the years to come. Drink 2019–2034." Cellar Selection -MK

93 pts - v.2014  Chardonnay, Center of Effort (Edna Valley); $35

"Though golden-hued in the glass, this is rather mellow on the nose, with soft lemon cream, toasted apple and marzipan aromas. The palate shows intense acidic energy, with zippy, tight and clean nectarine sorbet and Meyer lemon rind flavors." -MK

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