Domaine de la Cote 'Memorious' Pinot Noir 2013
93 Points Wine & Spirits
"This is the third vintage of sommelier Raj Parr and winemaker Sashi Moorman’s estate project in the Santa Rita Hills, using vineyards they acquired after Evening Land exited California to focus on Oregon wines. Memorious grows in dark, heavy clay, the vineyard facing west; Moorman finds it gives a more structured wine than some of his other sites in the region. There’s a captivating discretion to this wine, its red fruit layered with umami tones of salt and kelp, as crunchy and savory as a radish just pulled from the earth, the flavors powerful and bright in the end."