Whenever I open a bottle of this vineyard’s wine, I have to remark to myself what a classy wine it makes. Everything is in perfect proportion, self-contained, perfectly harmonized and complete. It is a joy to work with this material from a very special block year after year. Others bottle a Hallberg Pinot Noir, though they are from different blocks/clones that are very different than this special site. Location matters.
Savory and red-fruited at the same time, I really like the presentation of this wine. It makes me want to get some food. The bright acidity really gets the salivary response going. Day two on a bottle is better than day one and just as good on day three. This only bodes good things for the future.
This is a bit more generous in texture and softer than the 2012 Hallberg Pinot Noir vintage. Yet it is totally self-contained, classy with a very, very long sustain on its gently persistent finish.
Judi Scherrer –
Vinous – August 2017
The 2013 Pinot Noir Hallberg Vineyard is another gorgeous wine in this range. Lifted and ethereal, but with good depth, the 2013 has a lot going on. Sweet red cherry, pomegranate, blood orange and rose petal are some of the signatures. Silky tannins give the finish its persistence and overall finesse. the 2013 is pure understate class. 92 points. Antonio Galloni
Judi Scherrer –
Prince of Pinot – November 2017
Moderate garnet color in the glass. Aromas of black cherry, pomegranate, exotic spices and burnt tobacco (suggesting some whole cluster). A middleweight style with welcome elegance, offering flavors of black cherry, strawberry and pomegranate with noticeable smoky oak in the background. Nicely balance with a pleasurable and extended finish. This wine grows on you with more you sample it, and was even better when tasted the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. 93 points. Rusty Gaffney