Evening Land Pinot Noir Eola-Amity Hills Seven Springs Vineyard 2009
92 points Josh Raynolds (International Wine Cellar): "Bright ruby-red. High-pitched aromas of red berries, mace, potpourri and white pepper, with slow-mounting minerality. Juicy, sharply focused raspberry and cherry flavors show very good depth and vivacity, picking up a sexy floral nuance with air. This silky, precise pinot finishes with strong punch, excellent persistence and no excess fat. Develops very nicely in the glass and has the depth and structure to age, but it's also delicious now. (Jul/Aug 2011)"
92 points Wine Spectator: "[$45 list] Crisp, with a layer of gritty tannins around berry and plum flavors, with a nice mineral character to the finish. Best from 2013 through 2019. 1,528 cases made. (12/15/11)"
91 points Jay Miller (Wine Advocate): "[$45 list] The 2009 Pinot Noir Estate Seven Springs Vineyard received a similar elevage with the wine bottled without fining or filtration. Expressive aromas of sandalwood, exotic spices, violets, black cherry, and black raspberry inform the nose of a satin-textured, round, succulent, nicely proportioned wine that has exceptional concentration and depth for the vintage. It has enough structure to evolve for 1-2 years and should drink nicely through 2019. (Oct 2011)"
91 points Allen Meadows (Burghound): "(13.75%). An elegant, pure and beautifully layered nose of very fresh red pinot fruit is trimmed in a touch of wood. There is good vibrancy and detail here as well on the equally pure medium-bodied flavors that terminate in a mildly austere, complex and well-balanced finish. This is really very good and offers fine development potential as well. Drink: 2016+. (Oct 2012)"
'Very Good,' PinotFile: "13.75% alc., pH 3.56, TA 0.54, 1,528 cases. Own-rooted Pommard with some 114, 115 and 777. Planted in 1984, 1988, and 1993 to 1996. Volcanic basalt soils of the Jory series. 100% de-stemmed, indigenous fermentation, aged 12 months in 25% new French oak barrels. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. Winemaker is Isabelle Meunier and consulting winemaker is Dominique Lafon. Moderate reddish-purple hue in the glass. Muted aromatically and slightly reduced initially, offering over time aromas of black cherries, smoky oak and humus. Medium-weighted mix of dark red and black berry and black cherry fruits backed by moderate grainy tannins, finishing with a spiced fruit, oak-marked finish. I rechecked the wine from a previously opened and re-corked the next day and two days later, and the wine become much more expressive over time, with brighter fruit aromas and flavors while still retaining a noticeable oak underpinning. Great potential here, but the wine needs more time in bottle. (11/1/11)"