2012 Pinot Noir, Platt Vineyard, Sonoma Coast

Publication

Wine Enthusiast

Author

Virginie Boone

Date

June 2015

Rating

91

Review

From an ocean-view vineyard with consistently exceptional fruit, this wine represents its provenance with class and elegance, delivering crisp cranberry and cherry around an ethereal earthiness and deft seasoning of herb. Aged in barrels previously used for Chardonnay from the same vineyard, it offers restrained oak that still provides structure.

Publication

Ronn Wiegand's Restaurant Wine

Author

Ronn Wiegand

Date

April 2015

Rating

4 stars

Review

FIRST RELEASE. An impressive Pinot: concentrated, full bodied, and well balanced; a wine with excellent depth, firm structure, and a very long finish. Warrants further aging. In aroma/flavor, it tastes of cherry, cranberry, plum, pepper, herbs, and modest Aged 15 months in French oak barrels. Unfiltered. 100 cases. 14.5% [2015-2018]

Publication

Vinous

Author

Antonio Galloni

Date

February 2015

Rating

91

Review

The 2012 Pinot Noir Platt Vineyard is very expressive today. Bright, floral and lifted in style, the 2012 presents a gorgeous combination of vibrant, intense fruit with savory overtones. Crushed rose petals, mint and sweet raspberries are all laced into the energetic, pulsating finish. The 2012 was made from fully destemmed fruit. This is a terrific showing for the Platt, here in its first vintage. There will be no 2013, but production resumes with 2014.

Publication

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Author

Josh Raynolds

Date

May 2014

Rating

91

Review

Bright ruby.  Fragrant, expansive aromas of red fruit compote, potpourri and smoky minerals, with a hint of blood orange adding an exotic twist.  Sappy, penetrating and intensely fruity on the palate, offering sweet raspberry and rose pastille flavors lifted by tangy acidity.  The floral note repeats strongly on the finish, which is tight, youthfully tannic and long.  This is Davis Ramey's first pinot noir under his own label.

Publication

International Wine Report

Author

Joe D'Angelo

Date

April 2014

Rating

92

Review

The 2012 Platt Vineyard Pinot Noir is the first ever Pinot Noir from Ramey. The vineyard site is situated at 800’ on a south-facing slope that benefits from the cooling marine influence. In 2010 Ramey removed seven year old Wente Chardonnay trunks to make room for the addition of these Pommard and 828 Dijon Clones. This Pinot Noir brings zesty aromas of freshly crushed raspberry, wild berries and cranberry followed by intense spices, dried rose petal and fresh pine. This is a powerful Pinot Noir that demonstrates excellent depth along with a rich, velvety texture that is balanced by a wonderful touch of acidity. The finish is silky and persistent with wild berries and spices attacking your palate. An excellent debut for David Ramey's first Pinot Noir. 100 Cases made. (Best 2014-2024)  Read more.