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.