- Eden Rift Vineyards
- Pinot Noir
- 2019 - 2024
- Case size
- Available Now
Goedhuis, March 2020
Californian Pinot with all the charm and grace of Old World Burgundy. 20% new oak ageing gives a gentle candied edge to the abundant red and black fruits layered with dried rose petals and peonies. Pure sweet aromas of kirsch and earl grey are supported by silky, well integrated tannins and refreshing acidity. Concise and elegant, the 2017 is an accomplished reflection of the limestone rich terroirs of the Cienega Valley.
Burghound, April 2020,
A pretty and inviting nose of red currants, blue pinot fruit and spice notes leads to vigorous middle weight flavors with plenty of dry extract that coats the palate. There is excellent length, with just a hint of warmth, though this doesn’t materially detract from the balance of this attractive effort that is built for mid-term cellaring. Outstanding. Drink 2024+
Wine Advocate, February 2020,
Grapes for this were harvested September 5, 14 and 21 and the wine aged 10 months in 20% new French oak. Pale ruby, the 2017 Pinot Noir Estate has very pretty scents of gravel dust, fresh cranberries, strawberry-rhubarb, cinnamon stick and dried leaves with notes of tar, dried citrus peel and lilac. It’s light to medium-bodied and restrained but nuanced with a gentle texture and mouthwatering freshness on the bright finish. Such a lovely, lifted style. 2,115 cases produced. Erin Brooks. Drink 2020 -2024
Eden Rift Vineyards
Under vine since 1849, Eden Rift is one of the oldest continually producing estate vineyards in California. A remote, pacific refuge located under the shadow of the Gavilan Mountain Range, the estate rests on the San Andreas Fault. Only 20 miles from the Pacific Ocean, this site benefits from an ideal, temperate maritime climate as well as the coveted calcareous soils requisite in the cultivation of vivid and energetic Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Eden Rift's winemaker Cory Waller, spent time in Napa, Oregon and in Martinborough, New Zealand, and neighbouring Calera, before joining the team at Eden Rift. A man of few words, Waller favours the fruit of vines that struggle profoundly to produce small, yet delineated yields. He prefers to allow Mother Nature to do her thing.
California is responsible for producing more than 80% of all North American wine. The state extends some 1,100 km north to south and vineyards can be found along most of its length. Pacific ocean breezes and high altitude offer welcome cooling influences to the warm, bright sunshine. This region is rich in old vines, many being planted in the late 19th century and boasts an extraordinary range of soil. It's home to someof thge worl's most prestigious wines and produces a rich and diverse range of wine styles, from stately and expressive Cabernet Sauvignons to juicy and elegant Pinot Noirs. Notable wine regions include Napa Valley and Sonoma County.