Garnet with a deep violet core, the 2016 Hyde Vineyard Pinot Noir is refinement, balance, restraint, and precision encapsulated in a single wine. Elegant aromas of confiture, Rainier cherry, iron and clay waft delicately from the glass. On the palate, high-toned wild berry, savory game, and a touch of clove are framed by ultrafine-grained tannins and bright acidity. Try with thinly sliced saucisson sec, or a classic duck confit salad with peppery arugula. Serve at 50°-55° F.
94 Points - James Suckling
Blueberry cheesecake, ash, bright licorice, orange rind, dried hibiscus and raspberry tea. Medium to full body, fine tannins, lots of tangy blue fruit, pretty acidity and a charcoal, structured finish. Drink now.
93 Points - Wine Spectator
Dark, rich and concentrated, with tiers of blackberry, currant, raspberry and anise, backed by full-blown tannins that impart backbone but let the flavors glide through. Drink now through 2025.
93 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Medium to deep ruby-purple colored, the 2016 Pinot Noir Hyde Vineyard hits the ground running with bold earthy notes of mossy bark, tilled soil and fungi over a core of red and black cherries, cranberries and Provence herbs plus a touch of lavender. The wonderfully vibrant, medium to full-bodied palate has a fine-grained frame and compelling freshness, finishing minerally and with bags of finesse.