2014 Hilt Pinot Noir Vanguard
Pinot Noir - 750ML
2014 Hilt Pinot Noir Vanguard
  • VN 95
  • WA 93

Reg: $69.94

$57.94

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Reg: $69.94

$57.94

This product is
out of stock

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VN 95
Vinous, September 2016
The 2014 Pinot Noir Vanguard is deep and implosive, naturally within the Hilt's generally restrained style. Plum, sweet cherry, spice and menthol are all fused together in a pliant, textured Pinot loaded with textural...   The 2014 Pinot Noir Vanguard is deep and implosive, naturally within the Hilt's generally restrained style. Plum, sweet cherry, spice and menthol are all fused together in a pliant, textured Pinot loaded with textural nuance. Even with its forward fruit, the 2014 has quite a bit of underlying structure and tannin. This is one of the unqualified successes of the year in the Sta. Rita Hills. In 2014, the Vanguard is 100% Mt. Eden clone Pinot from Sanford & Benedict, done with fully destemmed fruit and aged in 45% new French oak.  
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2016
More plush, with gorgeous black raspberry, toasted spice, dried flowers and a touch of licorice, the 2014 Pinot Noir Vanguard hits the palate with gorgeous fruit, a rounded, supple texture and present, yet ripe tannin...   More plush, with gorgeous black raspberry, toasted spice, dried flowers and a touch of licorice, the 2014 Pinot Noir Vanguard hits the palate with gorgeous fruit, a rounded, supple texture and present, yet ripe tannin. It's much more approachable than the Old Guard, but I suspect it will evolve just as nicely. - Jeb Dunnuck  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region Central Coast
Vintage 2014
Size 750ML