TN: 2008 Ceritas Pinot Noir Escarpa Vineyard

  • 2008 Ceritas Pinot Noir Escarpa Vineyard - USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast (1/9/2012)
    Popped and poured to accompany baked salmon. Bright ruby hue. Nose of sea air, lilac, cherry blossum, raspberry, a bit of forest floor. Pure, intense flavors of red raspberry, cranberry, bing cherry, and anise on the palate delivered with precision cut and a beautiful satin texture. Refreshing acidity and structured but fine-grained tannins. Long finish marked by echoes of cherry fruit and a lash of minerality. This wine dances on the tongue and is a real delight. (92 pts.)

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Thanks for the note Doug. Sounds nice!

I opened my 1st Escarpa recently, the '07, and I liked it a lot!!! John is making some serious and delicious wines.

  • 2007 Ceritas Pinot Noir Escarpa Vineyard - USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast (1/2/2012)
    Glad to have followed this winery from the very beginning. This is my 1st pinot from Ceritas and it follows my 1st chard a few days ago from the same vintage which was a brilliant rendition. This shows a nose of earthy cherry and raspberry with some violets. As the wine enters the mouth you immediately get a sense that this is something special as there are no rough edges. The palate follows the nose with exquisite balance of delicious sappy/earthy cherry and raspberry notes that lead to a very lengthy finish with perfectly balanced acidity lifting up the sappy cherry/raspberry fruit. Lip smacking good with a haunting beautifully balanced finish that makes one beg for another sip. Consumed over 2 nights. The wine needed some time to blossom and held up great on night 2.

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Joe and Russ,

Very impressed with the Ceritas pinots and glad you have had good experiences too. I am sure they can age but I am not giving them much a of a chance to do so!