2014 Pinot Noir, Platt Vineyard, Sonoma Coast

Publication

Jeb Dunnuck

Author

Jeb Dunnuck

Date

June 2018

Rating

92

Review

This is last vintage for this cuvée, as the vineyard was purchased by an investment company and is seeing a change in pricing. The 2014 Pinot Noir Platt Vineyard offers outstanding notes of strawberries, spice, framboise and hints of forest floor. Medium-bodied, seamless and elegant, with polished tannin, it’s a classy Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir to drink over the coming decade or so. 570 cases.

Publication

Wine Spectator

Author

James Laube

Date

May 2017

Rating

90

Review

Very spicy and peppery, this is firmly structured, deep and layered, with tiers of wild berry. Ends long and lingering. Drink now through 2022.

Publication

Vinous

Author

Antonio Galloni

Date

March 2017

Rating

91

Review

Even better in bottle than it was from barrel, the 2014 Pinot Noir Platt Vineyard is bold, powerful and exuberant. There is no shortage of fruit intensity in the glass. A rush of red stone fruit, blood orange and pomegranate makes a strong first impression. In 2014 the Platt is gorgeous. Sadly, this is David Ramey's last vintage of the Platt.

Publication

Robert M. Parker Jr.'s The Wine Advocate

Author

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW

Date

March 2017

Rating

90

Review

From the Sonoma Coast, the 2013 Pinot Noir Platt Vineyard offers crisp acidity, elegant black cherry and berry fruit notes, damp earth, baking spices, and subtle background oak. Drink it over the next 5-6 years.

Publication

KensWineGuide.com

Author

Ken Hoggins

Date

July 2016

Rating

90

Review

This dark ruby colored Pinot Noir from Ramey is young. It opens with a black raspberry bouquet with hints of blueberry and cola. On the palate, this wine is medium to full bodied, a little acidic, juicy and quite fruit forward. The flavor profile is ripe black raspberry with prominent notes of black pepper. I also detected hints of mild blackberry, minerality and some oak mixed in as well. The finish is dry and its flavors and mild tannins linger for a bit. This Pinot is big enough to warrant a little decanting in the near term. After a little air, it softens enough to be enjoyed with pork tenderloin with thyme and fig. You can also cellar it and safely try in in a few years. Enjoy - Ken