Delmore's 2021 Pinot Noir from Deer Ridge Trail Vineyard in the Santa Cruz Mountains is a captivating and aromatic journey. In the glass, the wine boasts a gleaming red color that immediately draws attention. On the nose, it reveals a delightful bouquet of fresh strawberries, fragrant roses, and a sense of the coastal redwood forest, alongside intriguing notes of rooibos tea and petrichor. The palate is a rich tapestry of flavors, with luscious cherries taking the lead, accompanied by the nostalgic essence of a 50/50 creamsicle bar, the comforting allure of iced oatmeal cookies, and a gentle touch of spice. The wine's complexity and depth evoke a reminiscent feel of Pinot Noir from the acclaimed Hirsch Vineyard. The finishing taste is both bright and satisfying, leaving a lasting impression of the wine's bold character and exceptional aromatic adventure.
Antonio Galloni - 94 Points
"The 2021 Pinot Noir Deer Ridge Trail Vineyard is earthy and intense, with a burst of crushed wild berry fruit offset by ashen stone and savory herb nuances. It’s silky and textural with a measured inner sweetness and juicy acidity that propels its red and blue fruits. This finishes with tenacity, potent and lightly structured, licorice tones and a violet floral thrust. The Deer Ridge Trail was refined for ten months in French barrique, 25% new. Plus 13.3% abv. Nicely done."