2011 Kesner, Pinot Noir “Vadim’s Watch” Sonoma Coast.
The latest set of Kesner wines are all deserve special attention and merit praise for quality and class, especially his rare Vadim’s Watch Pinot Noir from the Sonoma Coast, this along with the Alder Springs Chardonnay from Mendocino were my personal favorites from his 2011 lineup. Jason Kesner is crafting some wonderful wines, be sure to keep yours eyes open for them, these are wines of clarity, balance and texture with rich fruit, depth and length. The 2011 Pinot Noir, Vadim’s Watch, shows off a lovely ruby hue in the glass, with a bouquet of rose petals, violets, mineral spice, tea notes and red berries leading to a round silky palate of black cherry, plum, red currants and pomegranate along with hints of earth, cedar, cinnamon and a whiff of vanilla. The finish is lengthy with a lingering strawberry and herb tea note, this is super wine and impressive given the vintage and the difficulties, there is plenty to admire here, drink 2014-2018.
($65 Est.) 94 Points, grapelive
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