93 Points from James Suckling
Aromas of plums, cherries, lemons and lavender. Hints of cedar, too. Light to medium body, firm and tights tannins and a vibrant finish. Delicious now.
91 Points from Wine Spectator
A distinctive style, well-built and framed by refined tannins, this offers blueberry, cherry, sassafras tea and spice notes, with an appealingly minerally, earthy accent. Best after 2018.
90 Points from Wine Enthusiast
Not a mere whole-cluster wine, the Stalker is made by drying the stalks separately and adding them to whole berries. It's slightly chalky as a result, with a green edge to the tannins and green tea flavors. Black cherry, espresso and cacao components also factor in. Give it another couple of years and drink after 2020.
90 Points from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2015 Pinot Noir The Stalker is made using whole Pinot Noir berries mixed with grape stalks, as opposed to whole cluster fermentation. Pale to medium garnet in color, it opens with notes of herbs, dusty earth, crushed rock and potpourri over a core of red cherry, raspberry jam and cranberry. Light to medium-bodied, it’s red fruited in the mouth with a good spicy layer and earthy notes, with firm, slightly fuzzy tannins and juicy acidity to carry the long spicy finish.
Plum jam and cherry pie give way to a refined but powerful tannin structure. Just try to catch the fleeting hints of aged grape stems in the mid palate then again during the superb finish! This wine has one thinking about beautifully aged Nebbiolo.
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