Mar 172014
Emeritus Pinot Noir 2011, Hallberg Ranch, Russian River Valley, CA, $42 – Rating 94

It seems that each year Emeritus Pinot Noir gets just a little bit better and the 2011 is no exception. This is a very balanced Pinot with enough richness to be interesting yet not overpowering or jammy. The nose is robust offering aromas of strawberry, raspberry, spice and leather. A soft mouth-feel with juicy acidity and balanced tannins. Well integrated flavors of cherry, ripe raspberry, ripe strawberry and a bit of blackberry and spice. A distinct minerality in the long finish. Buy This Wine

Feb 122013
2010 Emeritus Pinot Noir Hallberg Ranch, Russian River Valley, CA, $47 (S) – 93

Year after year Emeritus Pinot Noir creates on of the great food pairing Pinots. Very accessible from the first pour. A sensual garnet color precedes a nose of dark fruit, smoke and blueberry. The soft mouth-feel is beautifully balanced with good food pairing acidity offering flavors of blueberry, blackberry, raspberry and spice with subtle notes of cinnamon. Previously only available in restaurants and wine bars, the beauty is now available from the winery. Buy This Wine