98 RP - The 2007 Pinot Noir Reuling Vineyard has more in common with a 1990 grand cru from the DRC than one would expect. Delicious aromas of forest floor, sweet black currants, black raspberries, cherries, and porcini mushrooms are followed by a broad, savory Pinot Noir with tremendous concentration, opulence, and complexity as well as super purity and good acidity. This sensational effort may be one of the most provocative California Pinots made in our times.
The exquisite, dark ruby/purple-tinged 2007 Pinot Noir Reuling Vineyard offers up copious aromas of blue, red, and black fruits in addition to terrific acidity, a broad expansive mouthfeel, and roasted meat, black raspberry, wild strawberry, and foresty flora characteristics. It is a big, concentrated Pinot Noir that makes a mockery of all the over-cropped Pinots that are promoted as “authentic expressions of terroir,” when in fact, they are made from over-cropped vineyards and prey on those not familiar with what top-flight Pinot Noirs should taste like.