CLAYPOOL PINOT RICE-SPIVAK '13
CLAYPOOL CELLARS PINOT NOIR, RICE-SPIVAK VINEYARD, SONOMA COAST 2013
Antonio Galloni - Vinous
The most immediate of these three Pinots, the 2013 Pinot Noir Rice-Spivak Vineyard is pliant, open and easy to drink now. The fruit is very much pushed forward. Rose petal, cinnamon and sweet red cherry add the final shades of nuance.
NVWE Notes: Elegant from start to lingering finish, this bottling gives pleasure from the gate. The nose brings fruit notes of red plum, red cherry, red currant, pomegranate and strawberry into harmony with counter-points of red rose, pink peppercorn, sumac berry, baking-spice and dried herbs. On the palate the texture is polished and the flavors a fine replication of all that the aromas promise, while the finish adds-in intriguing suggestions of sandalwood, star anise, rosemary, ginger snaps and toffee. Enjoy it for its current appeal, or watch how the depth and bouquet evolve after a year or two of cellar time. 150 cases produced.