Wonderfully silky and seamless in texture, finishing with strong persistence and only a hint of sweet, fine-grained tannins. Arguably the most elegant of the Samsara Pinots.
Aromas of fresh raspberry, smoky minerals, candied flowers, and Asian spices. Intense spice-accented flavors of red fruit liqueur and rose pastille that showcase depth. Silky and seamless in texture with a hint of sweet, fine-grained tannins.
Grilled quail with five-spice and pomegranate seeds, Tuna sashimi with sweet soy, Wild rice and mushroom pilaf
The 2012 Pinot Noir Las Hermanas Vineyard is one of most open-knit wines in the range. Although a touch less structurally interesting relative to some of the other wines in this lineup, the Las Hermanas offers considerable near and medium-term appeal. Sweet floral and herbal notes from the 50% whole clusters add lift on the close.Vinous August 2015
Leaning toward the gamy end of the spectrum, the 2012 Pinot Noir Las Hermanas offers lots of pepper, olive, violets and darker fruit (blind, I'd be more Cote Rotie than Pinot Noir) to go with a medium-bodied, juicy and lively style on the palate. Seeing 65% whole clusters and 20 months on lees in 30% new French oak, it's one of the those Pinots that has a touch of green without going off the deep end. It's drinking nicely today, yet I suspect it will evolve nicely and should still be enjoyable at age 10.The Wine Advocate August 2015
Brilliant red. Suave, highly perfumed scents of fresh raspberry, smoky minerals, candied flowers and Asian spices. Sappy and minerally on the palate, offering intense spice-accented red fruit liqueur and rose pastille flavors that display superb clarity and depth. Wonderfully silky and seamless in texture, finishing with strong persistence and only a hint of sweet, fine-grained tannins. The most elegant of this set of pinots at this point, and drinking extremely well already.Steven Tanzer December 2014
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