This Pinot is pure velvet: ripe red fruit, silky texture, and a delightful round mouthfeel. The perfume is alluring, showing notes of red berries and rose petals that is truly seductive. There is a lovely refinement here that burgeons into a full, complex, and complete experience after some decanting. Focused layers of Bing cherry, cocoa, and allspice culminate in a stunning, 20 second finish. Enjoy over the next 5 years.
Adversity often brings greatness to Pinot Noir, the most difficult of grapes to master. Greatness also arises in champion racehorses, something Proprietor Barbara Banke recognized and celebrates in the gifted Maggy Hawk, a winning thoroughbred honored with this Pinot Noir effort from the deep end of Mendocino’s Anderson Valley, mere moments from the Pacific Ocean. Each wine in the series is named for a horse born to Maggy Hawk: Jolie, Afleet, Stormin’ and Unforgettable, and to her sire, Hawkster.
- Our Rating 96 - Classic