- 90 points – International Wine Cellar, July, 2013
“Vivid red. Intense, spice accented aromas of cherry, black raspberry and cola, with a subtle smoky top note. Juicy, penetrating red and dark berry flavors show very good depth and a spiciness that builds with air. Closes bright and long, with musky earth and spice nuances lingering.”
- 90 points – Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Oct. 2012
“From a lighter year, this clean, delicate wine is a model of elegance. Mixing strawberry and raspberry fruit with a touch of watermelon, it carefully blends in a small amount of wine aged in new oak. An enticing hint of mocha is the result.”
- 2012 International Pinot Noir Celebration – Featured Wine
- 89 Points- Allen Meadows, Theburghound.com, Jan., 2015
Bayliss-Bower Pinot Noir 2010
This is our traditional blend of four clones of Pinot Noir; 40% Pommard, 22% Dijon Clone 777, 22% Dijon Clone 114 and 16% Wädenswil. We continue to rely on Pommard to provide the foundation. We feel that this vintage truly shows a complete picture of the older vines of the vineyard as a whole. The 2010 vintage is elegant and refined and will please those palates that are more familiar with Pinot Noirs of the old world.
Alcohol: 13.5% pH 3.69
Cooperage: 10% New French Oak
Harvested: October 21, 2010
Cases Produced: 304
The 777 holds true with notes of bing Cherries and cassis filling the mid-palate. The 114 supplies a structured back bone, age-ability and adds floral aromatics. The Wädenswil clone brings a rich complexity and spicy quality adding excitement to the blend.