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COASTVIEW VINEYARD PINOT NOIR

2016


“Moderate garnet color in the glass. The aromas of black cherry, purple grape, spice cabinet and mulch soar in this gifted wine. Black cherry and boysenberry fruit flavors flood the mouth with goodness. There is plenty of spice and smart oak to enhance the pleasure. The balance is spot-on with exquisitely integrated tannins, acidity and oak, the mouthfeel is sleek and polished, and the finish is uplifting and juicy. Flat-out amazing when tasted from a previously opened and re-corked bottle the following day. Both swagger and finesse in one package. ”
96 point- Rusty Gaffney, PinotFile

“The 2016 Coastview Vineyard Pinot Noir is one of the more delicate wines, with pretty red fruits, smoked earth, spring flowers, and spice aromas and flavors. Like all of Bradley’s wines, it has juicy acidity and terrific purity, is medium-bodied, elegant and lively. It also has a vibrant, poised style that’s going to age beautifully. It’s one of my favorites in the lineup but needs 3-4 years of bottle age. This saw 88% whole clusters and spent 18 months in 42% new French oak.”
95 points- Jeb Dunnuck

“Grown at about 2,200 feet above the Salinas Valley with views of the Monterey Bay, this bottling, which saw 88% whole-cluster fermentation, shows crushed hibiscus, spicy cinnamon, anise and red plum on the pungent nose. Crisp pomegranate and raspberry flavors meet with sumac and aromatic mints on the palate. ”
93 points- Matt Kettman, Wine Enthusiast

“A classy, polished wine, the 2016 Pinot Noir Coastview Vineyard is also one of the most reticent Pinots in the range. That won’t be an issue in a few years’ time, but for now readers should plan on being patient. Dried cherry, mint, dried flowers, anise and crushed rose petal are all finely sketched in this beautifully chiseled Pinot Noir from Big Basin.”
93 points- Antonio Galloni, Vinous/p>

2015


93 points- Rusty Gaffney, PinotFile

“Juniper, pine needle and sandalwood aromas decorate the dark cranberry fruit on the nose of this bottling from a vineyard 2,200-feet above the eastern Salinas Valley. The 55% whole cluster fermentation contributes to the woody side of the grape on the palate, where herbal and forest flavors are sprinkled on the baked raspberry fruit.”
92 points- Matt Kettman, Wine Enthusiast

92 points- Jeb Dunnuck

“This grows on a north-facing hillside where syrah struggled to ripen, so John Allen began grafting it to pinot noir- Dijon clones from the Alfaro Vineyard in 2008. Those vines produced alight, airy 2015 with flavors of cherry pits and cherry flesh, tight, tart and almost lemony in its fresh acidity. Pour it with roasted sea has finished in a red wine reduction. ”
90 points- Wine & Spirits Magazine

90 points- Antonio Galloni, Vinous

2014


93 points- Matt Kettman, Wine Enthusiast