This wine was fermented with 50% whole bunches and no new oak was used in the elevage. This wine has a brilliant, translucent red color with perfumed flavors of red cherry, allspice and licorice. A soft texture and silky tannins mark all the wines from 2014. This wine has a long life in the bottle and should develop aromas and flavors of great complexity over the next 7+ years.
"Sashi Moorman and Rajat Parr make their Pinots taste effortlessly elegant, but it’s a fine-tuned approach in the cellar and ultra-attentive viticulture that achieve those mouthwatering results. Their estate bottling is like a juicy cross between Burgundy’s Volnay and Beaujolais’ Morgon." – Decanter, 97pts.
"Rajat Parr and Sashi Moorman farm several former Evening Land vineyards, planted in 2007 in the far western Santa Rita Hills. You can taste the extremity of these cool, windy sites in the wine: a salty crunch, the acidity bright and appetizing, like biting into pomegranate seeds, the aromas clean and invigorating, like rosemary and borage. It’s a coastal match for white fish, like halibut or seabass." – Wine & Spirits, 93pts.