2013 Duvarita Pinot Noir
The hallmark of this wine is the spicy, smoky quality that underpins the dark fruit character. Concentrated and with great tension, this is delicious now due to its ripe fruit and balance but could have a long future ahead of it if it is allowed to. In 2000 16 acres of Pinot Noir were densely planted to protect the vines from the ocean winds and to provide heat from the soil. Duvarita starts at around 180 feet, rising to 370 feet and it is farmed bio-dynamically. (Drink from now)
`Bright red. Sexy aromas of black raspberry, potpourri, Indian spices and smoky minerals. Red and dark berry flavors coat the palate, with a smoky mineral quality building slowly and contributing energy. Smoothly blends sweetness and vivacity and finishes with excellent clarity and fruity persistence.` 92 pts, Josh Raynolds, Vinous.com
Brilliant garnet in colour, the nose reveals classic Durell notes of light spice and blackberry tart. Coffee grounds, pine and clove add to its complexity. On the palate, a unique fusion of rhubarb and tart black cherry flavors create a succulent finish, while maintaining Durell’s signature spice and smooth, unctuous mouthfeel.