The 2018 Signal Ridge Vineyard pinot noir is amazingly aromatic for its youth, with exotic spice, white pepper, and herb tones wafting from the glass to augment gorgeous fruit. The bouquet is stunning, offering up a complex and exotic nose of garrigue, rose petals, and blackberries. On the palate the wine is deep, pure and intense, with bright acids and excellent focus and grip. Complex tar and rose notes belie its youth and show its exotic potential.
This full-bodied and full-flavored wine from a high-elevation vineyard is packed with ripe juicy plum and raspberry flavors, has a rich, expansive mouthfeel and mild tannins. It's big, balanced and generous. Best to drink through 2025.
- Wine Enthusiast, 92 pts.