2014 Wayfarer Mother Rock
Pinot Noir - 750ML
  • WE 96
  • JS 96
  • JD 95
  • WA 94
  • VN 92

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WE 96
Wine Enthusiast, September 2016
Cellar Selection. Youthfully flippant, this block of the Wayfarer Vineyard is sitting largely in sandstone, where the grapes pull remarkably revealing minerality from the soil. Racy and flinty, this medium-bodied... Cellar Selection. Youthfully flippant, this block of the Wayfarer Vineyard is sitting largely in sandstone, where the grapes pull remarkably revealing minerality from the soil. Racy and flinty, this medium-bodied, structured and flirty wine dances in a generosity of rich red fruit, raspberry mostly, seasoned in clove and cardamom that's fresh and incredibly seductive. Still, it'll age; drink now through 2024.
JS 96
jamessuckling.com, January 2018
This is a seamless wine with ultra-fine tannins and beautiful glycerin texture. Mineral. Full body, superb depth and length. Yes! Drink or hold.
JD 95
jebdunnuck.com, July 2017
This cuvee comes from two blocks that have the most superficial soils in the vineyard, i.e. forcing the roots to go into the “mother rock” of the vineyard. A blend of Mont Eden (which is clone 37) and clone 777, the... This cuvee comes from two blocks that have the most superficial soils in the vineyard, i.e. forcing the roots to go into the “mother rock” of the vineyard. A blend of Mont Eden (which is clone 37) and clone 777, the 335-case 2014 Pinot Noir Mother Rocks is a hands down success that offers fabulous notes of cassis, framboise, spice and spring flowers in a ripe, sexy, yet also elegant and ethereally textured package. It has tons to love and given its purity and balance, it will keep delivering the goods for another decade or more.
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2017
Deep ruby-purple, the 2014 Pinot Noir Mother Rock (made from Mt. Eden and 777 clones) has a cherry cola and chocolate box-laced nose with suggestions of black raspberries, dried Provence herbs and menthol. The medium to... Deep ruby-purple, the 2014 Pinot Noir Mother Rock (made from Mt. Eden and 777 clones) has a cherry cola and chocolate box-laced nose with suggestions of black raspberries, dried Provence herbs and menthol. The medium to full-bodied palate is packed with lively black cherry and spicy flavors, supported by grippy tannins and just enough acid to lift the fruit through the long finish. -Lisa Perrotti-Brown
VN 92
Vinous, January 2016
(92+) One of the most reticent wines in the lineup, the 2014 Pinot Noir Mother Rock remains tightly wound to the core. With time in the glass, scents of inky blue/purplish fruit, graphite and savory herbs gradually start... (92+) One of the most reticent wines in the lineup, the 2014 Pinot Noir Mother Rock remains tightly wound to the core. With time in the glass, scents of inky blue/purplish fruit, graphite and savory herbs gradually start to open up. As the name implies, the Mother Rock is intensely mineral-driven in style. As such, it will likely be the last wine in this group to show all it has to offer. Today, it is the wine's energy and pure drive that truly stand out. The Mother Rock is the most dramatically transformed wine over the last few months now that the fruit has finally begun to show. Still, I would not plan on opening a bottle for at least a few years.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Vintage 2014
Percent alcohol 14.3%
Closure Cork