2010 Waits-Mast, Pinot Noir, Londer Vineyard, Anderson Valley.
Starting in 2007 Brian Mast and Jennifer Waits have quickly become rising stars in the Anderson Valley wine scene and their hand-crafted Pinot is highly sought after. This small micro production winery has finally released their last 2010 Pinot, this late release is the gorgeous Londer Vineyard which is extremely limited and one of the best Anderson Valley Pinots tried this year with great character, cool climate intensity and deep flavors. This generous and artisan made wine has spectacular fruit, balance and structure this is fantastic Pinot Noir. The nose has wild herbs, shaved fennel and kirsch notes along with floral tines and dark fruit leading to a rich and lively palate of plum, cherry and raspberry fruits with hints of cedar, truffle and savory spice. It opens and expands in the mouth revealing strawberry, cranberry and mineral notes and the silky texture turns creamy, but still very precise and focused. This is the best yet from Waits-Mast, don’t miss this well crafted wine, I’m sure it will go fast! Be sure to watch this label, I really was impressed by what I’ve tasted even their 2011 wines are highly successful, and I’m certain the 2012’s will be fantastic too.
($42 Est.) 94 Points, grapelive
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