2018 Wayfarer The Traveler Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir - 750ML
2018 Wayfarer The Traveler Pinot Noir
  • JD 97
  • VN 96
  • WA 95

Reg: $159.94

$144.94

In Stock: 18 btls
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Reg: $159.94

$144.94

In Stock: 18 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

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JD 97
jebdunnuck.com, May 2020
All destemmed and brought up 83% new French oak, the tiny production 2018 Pinot Noir The Traveler is a gem of a wine that ranks with the top tier releases in the vintage. Made by Todd Kohn and all from the estate Wayfarer...   All destemmed and brought up 83% new French oak, the tiny production 2018 Pinot Noir The Traveler is a gem of a wine that ranks with the top tier releases in the vintage. Made by Todd Kohn and all from the estate Wayfarer Vineyard, it offers a beautiful bouquet of ripe strawberries, framboise, white flowers, toasted spice, and pine/forest floor-like nuances. These all carry to a medium to full-bodied Pinot Noir with stunning tannins, a seamless texture, and flawless balance. It has a big core of sweet fruit (I'd guess Russian River blind) yet is just pure class, with nothing out of place and a great, great finish. It needs an hour in a decanter if drinking any time soon, and it's going to evolve for a solid decade.  
VN 96
Vinous, April 2020
The 2018 Pinot Noir The Traveler is made from a blend of suitcase clones. It is also the most understated of the Pinots in this range. Sweet floral notes, spice, mint, earthiness, anise and blood orange all run through...   The 2018 Pinot Noir The Traveler is made from a blend of suitcase clones. It is also the most understated of the Pinots in this range. Sweet floral notes, spice, mint, earthiness, anise and blood orange all run through this super-expressive Pinot. Light on its feet and gracious, the Traveler has a lot to offer once it comes together a bit more fully. Floral notes reappear on the finish, adding brightness. -- Antonio Galloni  
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, September 2020
The 2018 Pinot Noir The Traveler has a medium ruby color and slowly emerging scents of mushrooms, laurel, wet leaves, stewed tea, dried orange and cranberries. The medium-bodied palate is silky, soft and plush, packed...   The 2018 Pinot Noir The Traveler has a medium ruby color and slowly emerging scents of mushrooms, laurel, wet leaves, stewed tea, dried orange and cranberries. The medium-bodied palate is silky, soft and plush, packed with fruits, earth, spices and floral perfume, and it finishes very long.- EB  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Sonoma
Sub-appellation Fort Ross-Seaview
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.4%
Closure Cork