2012TroisFilsPN2012 Wilde Farm, Pinot Noir “Trois Fils” Anderson Valley.
This wonderfully vibrant and vivid hand crafted Pinot Noir is a remarkable new discovery, made by the very talented Pax Mahle, of Wind Gap and Pax, and is a stunning value. The Trois Fils by Wilde Farm Wines is a low alcohol charmer, at 12.4%, and shows real Burgundian class and mineral tones with full flavors and lifting acidity. This terrific wine shows the perfect combo of ripe and pure Pinot generousness and dynamic freshness of being able to pick developed grapes that are not green or harsh while retaining good acid levels and making for a wine that shows true balance, it could almost only happen in a vintage like 2012. This Trois Fils lacks for nothing and is rich and engaging with compelling fruits and floral tones, it was made with neutral wood and natural yeasts, unfined and unfiltered, this old school Pinot is just plain delicious. The nose is minerally with hints of violets, roses, gravel and herbs leading to a palate that has dark fruits including black raspberry, bing cherry and plum along with touches of cranberry and strawberry adding some zesty tangy. There is wet stones, a bit of loam and whiffs of cinnamon and tea spices too, plus some fig and briny saline, this has a mouth watering effect and a medium weight feel in the mouth. I can only say, more please, and highly recommend getting on their limited mailing list, drink now and over the next 3 to 5 years, this is well made entry level Pinot from promising new label and a great vintage.
($26 Est.) 93 Points, grapelive

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