The Caiden’s Vineyards 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.
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 smooth and medium-bodied wine is nicely polished, soft in terms of tannins and offers hints of mint and earth over red and black-cherry flavours.”
88 points, Wine Enthusiast, Oct 2021