There’s a unique earthiness to this wine, laced with notes of herbs de Provence, concentrated wild alpine strawberries and cracked black pepper. With even, smooth tannins throughout, this wine is delicate and nuanced, yet offers a meaty backbone and structure that carries it through to a long finish.
"Autumn leaves, savory spice, sweet cherry and dried flower aromas and flavors all show in the light ruby colored 2014 Pinot Noir Duvarita Vineyard. This medium-bodied, silky, elegant Pinot Noir has no hard edges, impeccable balance and a great finish. This comes from a cool site located just outside of Lompoc, on the western edge of the Sta. Rita Hills, where the soils are mostly sandy loam. It spent 12 months in 20% new French oak prior to bottling." – Robert Parker of Wine Advocate, 92pts
"A bit lighter and less complex than Gavin Chanin's other bottlings this vintage, this wine is still impressively fresh, vibrant and may age better than the others. Aromas of red cherry, red plum, vanilla bean, wet slate, rose hips and a touch of fennel pop on the nose. The palate shows under ripe cherry that's spiced by white pepper, dill, bay leaf, peppercorns and eucalyptus oil." – Wine Enthusiast, 92pts