2013 Wilde Farm Pinot Noir Donnelly Creek

"The 2013 Pinot Noir Donnelly Creek Vineyard bursts from the glass with exotic red berries, mint, crushed flowers, spices and pine. Vinification with 50% whole clusters and aging in new oak contribute to the wine's totally translucent personality. Hints of orange peel and rose petal add intrigue and nuance. Weightless, perfumed and super-expressive, Wilde Farm's Pinot Noir is superb. These new releases from Wilde Farm build on the success of the 2012s. In just their second vintage working together, proprietor Loren Grossman and winemaker Pax Mahle have once again crafted a compelling set of wines. At Wilde Farm, Mahle seeks a little more ripeness and overall depth than he does at Wind Gap, his own label. Readers who have not yet discovered Wilde Farm owe it to themselves to do so, as the wines are endowed with notable distinctiveness and tons of personality." [+]