2019 Wayfarer Wayfarer Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir - 750ML
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REVIEWS

TWI 97 WA 95 WE 95 JD 94 WS 94 JS 93 VN 93
TWI 97

The Wine Independent, January 2023

The 2019 Pinot Noir Wayfarer Vineyard is a blend of all the blocks with 11 different clones, and the result of a barrel selection. Medium ruby-purple in color, it gallops out with notes of pomegranate, redcurrant jelly...
WA 95

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2021

The 2019 Pinot Noir Wayfarer Vineyard comes from all 11 clones grown on the Wayfarer property. Medium ruby-purple in color, it has broody aromas of blood orange, iron, rhubarb and cranberry sauce with notes of dusty earth...
WE 95

Wine Enthusiast, November 2022

Outstanding in muscular, dark fruit tones, this wine offers a substantial length and breadth of complexity. Weighty, it expands on the palate to reveal firm tannins and powerful lushness. The grapes were grown at a...
JD 94

jebdunnuck.com, July 2021

The 2019 Pinot Noir Wayfarer Vineyard is one of the more approachable Pinots in the lineup, yet smart money will still give bottles a handful of years in the cellar. Spiced cherries, mulberries, spicy oak, violets, and...
WS 94

Wine Spectator, August 2021

Svelte and richly spiced, with plush, concentrated flavors of dark fruit and berries swathed with ripe acidity. Loamy hints to the Asian spice accents, with lots of chocolaty nuances on the finish. Drink now through 2025...
JS 93

jamessuckling.com, November 2021

A lovely nose of ripe red fruit and berries with notes of dried flowers as well. Full-bodied with well-integrated tannins and bright acidity. There is a pleasant bitterness on the palate, which helps to ground the bright...
VN 93

Vinous, January 2021

The 2019 Pinot Noir Wayfarer Vineyard is a dark, sumptuous wine. Ripe dark, cherry, plum, spice, leather, incense and a kiss of French oak flesh out in a supple lush Pinot. Even in the early going, the 2019 is quite open...

WINE DETAILS

Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Sonoma
Vintage 2019
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

The 2019 Wayfarer Pinot Noir, hailing from the Fort Ross-Seaview appellation in Sonoma, California, is a noteworthy wine with several high praise reviews from respected critics. This Pinot Noir, produced by Wayfarer, is a medium ruby-purple colored red wine with an alcohol content of 14.5%, and it comes sealed with a cork.

Notably, the wine has received a score of 97 from The Wine Independent, which described it as "a blend of all the blocks with 11 different clones," highlighting the meticulous barrel selection process. The wine is praised for its "notes of pomegranate, redcurrant jelly, and Bing cherries, plus wafts of violets, star anise, and menthol with a hint of Sichuan pepper," offering a "firm and taut palate with a solid backbone of grainy tannins and lovely acidity backing up the muscular fruit." This review underscores the wine's "long and wonderful purity."

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate also awarded the wine a high score of 95, noting its "broody aromas of blood orange, iron, rhubarb and cranberry sauce with notes of dusty earth and dried herbs." The review points out the wine's "incredible intensity, lift and expansive flavor layers," culminating in a "very long, juicy finish."

Wine Enthusiast echoes this sentiment, giving the wine a 95 score and describing it as "outstanding in muscular, dark fruit tones" with "a substantial length and breadth of complexity." The wine's weight and expansion on the palate reveal "firm tannins and powerful lushness," attributed to the grapes grown at a 1,100-foot elevation in cool, coastal conditions.

Jeb Dunnuck, providing a score of 94, mentions that the wine is "one of the more approachable Pinots in the lineup," with "spiced cherries, mulberries, spicy oak, violets, and orange blossom" defining its aromatics. The wine is described as "medium-bodied, with a round, expansive texture, more velvety tannins, and a great finish."

Wine Spectator also rates it at 94, highlighting its "svelte and richly spiced" nature with "plush, concentrated flavors of dark fruit and berries swathed with ripe acidity." The review notes "loamy hints to the Asian spice accents, with lots of chocolaty nuances on the finish."

Vinous and James Suckling both give the wine a score of 93. Vinous describes it as a "dark, sumptuous wine" with "ripe dark cherry, plum, spice, leather, incense and a kiss of French oak," while James Suckling appreciates its "lovely nose of ripe red fruit and berries with notes of dried flowers" and "pleasant bitterness on the palate."

In summary, the 2019 Wayfarer Pinot Noir Fort Ross-Seaview is a highly regarded wine with excellent reviews emphasizing its complex aromatics, firm tannins, and expansive flavor profile, making it a worthy addition to any wine collection.