Siduri Parson's Vineyard Pinot Noir
Russian River Valley
Wine Spectator: 93 points
Big yet deftly balanced, presenting rich blackberry, blueberry and raspberry notes, with toasty and smoky oak, ending with a fistful of chewy tannins. The flavors push past the tannic finish. Should reward short-term cellaring. Drink now through 2023. 258 cases made.
The Wine Advocate: 92 points
Coming from the Russian River Valley, the 2012 Pinot Noir Parsons’ Vineyard has noticeable sweet oak in its cassis, crème brulee, licorice and dried spice-driven profile. Medium-bodied, nicely textured and with beautiful fruit, it will benefit from another year in bottle, and dish out tons of pleasure over the following 4-5 years.
Vinous Review: 91 points
Bright ruby. Aromas of fresh blackberry, lavender and peppery spices, with a slow-building anise quality. Juicy, nervy and focused, displaying concentrated red and dark berry flavors and a hint of bitter blood orange. Sweeter and fleshier on the persistent finish, showing lingering florality and silky tannins.
-- Stephen Tanzer
Wine Enthusiast Review: 90 points
Damp forest floor give this wine a strong character of earthiness and wintery, savory notes, surrounded by intense black cherry, oak and firm, sizable tannins. Enjoyable now, the wine also shows promise for the future, able to relax through 2020.