The 2016 Pinot Noir Les Parcelles Cacheés Estate Vineyard has a medium ruby color and aromas of warm black cherry and blackberry pie with notes of woodsmoke, charcuterie, tobacco, earth and sweet spice. Medium-bodied, it has spicy dark fruits in the mouth, firm, grainy tannins and just enough freshness, finishing oaky. This needs some more time in bottle to (hopefully) soak up some of the new oak.
Les Parcelles Cacheés Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir Reviews
Medium ruby-purple in color, the 2015 Pinot Noir Les Parcelles Cacheés Estate Vineyard is a little broody to begin, offering peeks at crushed black cherries, dark chocolate and red currant notes plus hints of wild thyme, damp soil, mossy bark and garrigue. Medium-bodied, delicately fruited and with chewy tannins, it features great freshness and a very earthy finish.
This grows at two blocks on the western edge of DeLoach’s estate vineyard off Olivet Road, planted to Swan and Mt. Eden clones and farmed under biodynamics. Give the wine time in a decanter and the sweet cherry fruit comes forward, pushing the dark, heavy drape of tannins into the background. Those tannins still hold the fruit in a rigid grip, but the flavors read clean, clear and vinous, with plenty of fruit to cushion the finish.