Matello 'Hommage' Pinot Noir
The Wine Advocate: 89 points
Sourced from three sites, the Matello 2011 Pinot Noir Hommage inflects its tart-edged dark berry fruit with distilled fruit essences, smoky black tea, iodine, crushed stone, and slightly decadent allusions to autumn foliage. A lean but vivaciously juicy palate leads to an invigoratingly and mouthwateringly salt-tinged finish. Hopefully this will become a bit more ingratiating and less angular over the next several years in bottle without sacrificing any of its intrigue or complexity. By then, perhaps, a reasonable prediction could be hazarded about its subsequent bottle evolution.