The Caiden’s Vineyard Pinot Noir from Block Nine is reliably one of the best value California Pinots available, year in, year out. The quality comes as no surprise when you understand that this wine comes from a producer that makes only Pinot Noir. The varietal receives undivided attention, and the result is exceptional small-production Pinot.
The 2016, the result of a long growing season with consistent temperature, is beautifully long, rich in ripe cherry and berry flavours. Aged entirely in French oak, the nose shows generous bright fruit, with strawberry, violets, plum, tea, and a hint of clove. Lifted and silky on the palate with good body, notes of wild cherry and sandalwood round out the finish. This is proving to be a terrific vintage.
“Aromas that are long and rich in ripe cherry flavours. Flavourful and silky in the mouth with good body.”
93 points, WineX magazine, Aug 2017
“[… ] Even more shocking is how good Block Nine’s Pinot Noirs are for their price”
Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, Issue 192
“Aromas that are long and rich in ripe cherry flavours. Flavorful and silky in the mouth with good body.”
“Best Buy”, Beverage Tasting Institute, Oct 2017
“Aromas that are long and rich in ripe cherry flavors. Flavorful and silky in the mouth with good body.”
91 points, California State Fair Wine Competition, April 2018