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14’ Nelson Vineyard, Pinot Noir

                    91 Points

14’ KW Vineyard, Pinot Noir

90 Points


14’ Nelson Vineyard, Chardonnay, Santa Cruz Mountains

90 Points

Year’s Best U.S. Chardonnay, Best Buy, Wine & Spirits Magazine, October 2016


13’ Highlands Ranch Pinot Noir

94 Points

"Editors Choice"

A whopping deal at under $30, this shows seductive and intriguing aromas of cherry tomato, chopped oregano, thyme, tomato lead, incense, rose petals and hibiscus. There's iron and cherry pit at the tip of the sip, which settles into mace, allspice and cinnamon, ever­evolving throughout the plum fruit flavors in the glass. — M.K. Published 3/1/2016 

13’ KW Vineyard Pinot Noir

92 Points



Aromas of black raspberry, black cherry and a cinnamon spice are laid
across a slate­driven minerality on the nose of this bottling. It's plush on the sip, with hibiscus and raspberry notes, lifted by pepper, camphor and white sage elements.
— M.K. Published 3/1/2016


2013 Mignanelli Highlands Ranch Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

92 Points

Moderately dark reddish purple color in the glass. Very pleasant scent of cherry pie glaze, baking spices and dark red rose petal. Plush and velvety on the palate, with a generous charge of well ripened black cherry and black raspberry fruits with a wink of dark chocolate accent. Whole cluster plays only a subtle role in this wine which has beautifully integrated tannins and acidity. The seductive mouthfeel and seamless character speaks loudly of Pinot Noir.

Reviewed November 5, 2015

 

2013 Mignanelli KW Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

91 Points

Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. The nose is filled with delightful cherry and spice perfume. Well-composed, with the mid weight essence of black cherry and blackberry fruits working in harmony with a light touch of oak. Whole cluster adds a spice and floral accent that I find very appealing. The wine is well structured with ripe fruit tannins and finishes with a generous fruit presence.

Reviewed November 5, 2015

2013 Mignanelli Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir

89 Points

Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. The nose opens slowly to reveal very appealing aromas of dark red cherry and raspberry with notes of exotic spice and wilted rose petal. Lighter in weight, but flavorful, featuring a core of red cherry, Damsel plum, raspberry and cranberry fruits accented nicely with whole cluster spice. This rather delicate wine has balanced tannins and bright acidity with oak playing a seasoning role in the background. The finish is a bit short, but otherwise the wine is solid and will particularly attract whole cluster fans. 

Reviewed November 5, 2015

2013 Mignanelli Romas Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

91 Points

Moderate reddish purple hue in the glass. There is a nice compliment of whole cluster goodness in this mid weight wine featuring aromas of charred plum, black cherry and exotic spice, and flavors of black raspberry, blueberry, spice and a thread of oak. Texturally appealing with fine grain tannins and a bit of citrus blessed acidity in the background.

Reviewed November 5, 2015