2013 The Hilt Pinot Noir VanguardPinot Noir from United States
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"Dark and vinous. Driven by black fruit and spice, cigar and smoke. Loads of black licorice, cracked black pepper and black cherries. Exotic aromas of wild fire through chaparr...
- 95 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
95 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
"Dark, pliant and seductive, the 2013 Pinot Noir Vanguard wraps around the palate with striking depth and pure textural richness. Smoke, tobacco, licorice and spices inform the super-expressive aromatics. With time in the glass, the 2013 shows a deeper, darker register. Drink this bold, racy Pinot over the next decade or so. The 2013 is 100% Sanford & Benedict, done with fully destemmed fruit and aged in 40% new oak. "
"Dark and vinous. Driven by black fruit and spice, cigar and smoke. Loads of black licorice, cracked black pepper and black cherries. Exotic aromas of wild fire through chaparral. Resinous and vinous. Cherry liquor and enough fruit sweetness to stand up to the big and chalky tannins of the 2013 vintage. Notes of dried leaves and sage on the finish followed by tannins that fill the palate with lovely dusty notes of cigar and baking spices." - Matt Dees, Winemaker
"The Vanguard focuses on what is new in the world, if you will, which is often anchored by wines that are produced with lusher, fleshy, fruit-driven qualities-often referred to as baby fat-a style that owns a distinct place in the chardonnay and pinot noir field. The aromas and flavors in The Vanguard are more round and more forward-bristling with enthusiasm and elegance." - Winery
95 - Antonio Galloni - Vinous
|Taste||ripe cherry, plum, strawberry, raspberry and mushroom|
|Nose||barnyard, cherry, plum, game and tomato|