Gooseberry and warm-afternoon-picked blackberries on the nose, this laser-focused aroma remains equally focused on the palate. The bright mouth-watering acidity supports this centrally-loaded core of bright berry and mildly savory flavors which sees it begging for food. Even without food, its suave but appropriately supportive tannin is at the perfect level to satisfy whether or not the plate is empty.
Antonio Galloni (Vinous) was rather fond of it as well: “The 2015 Pinot Noir Hallberg Vineyard is one of the clear standouts in this range. Bright, floral and sensual, the Hallberg hits all the right notes. Rose petal, chalk, blood orange and mint are all woven together in an exquisite, beguiling wine loaded with class and personality. All the elements simply come together in this exquisite, nuanced wine. I loved it. 94 points”. Insert a comma between ‘blood’ and ‘orange’ and it sounds like a Voodoo-potion or something. But I like the punctuation and what it tastes like. Actually, I love this wine too.