2013 Grace Bridge Pinot Noir
It is so difficult to find Pinot Noir of this quality at this price point and that is just what the Grace Bridge delivers. Lodi once again proving to be the source of wines of terrific value and quality. Bright, juicy and rich, this is a great introduction to Californian Pinot Noir. The Californian sun has led to ripe fruit flavours but there is more than enough acidity to keep this taut and fresh. Hugely crowd pleasing.
`Cranberry, cinnamon and some herbal character that may be due to a proportion of whole-bunch fermentation. It has the typically ripe fruit of California but avoids being confected.` - 17points, Richard Hemming MW - www.jancisrobinson.com
` Attractive development on the nose, with cranberry and cinnamon. The fruit quality is sweet but not sickly, and there is a real generosity of flavour on the nose, plus an authentic snappy herbal note. Considering the variety and origin, this is VGV indeed.` - 17+ points, Richard Hemming MW - www.jancisrobinson.com
`It would be hard to find a better value Pinot Noir than this...But Scotto Cellars have given us a star: juicy and supple with succulent strawberry and raspberry fruit against a backdrop of subtle, toasty oak and a bright, fresh finish.` Joanna Simon - June 2017
`It’s hard to find truly top-flight pinot noir anywhere and get much change from £20; in California it’s more or less impossible. No wonder this gorgeously fluent, pure raspberry and strawberry-scented example has proved such a critical hit.` David Williams, 26 November 2017, The Guardian