King’s Ransom Pinot Noir

2017

This wine has a higher alcohol of 14.3% abv but it comes together beautifully. Exceptional clarity of fruit, focused acidity and notable tannins for a Pinot Noir but everything is well balanced. Structural elements are well integrated with long finessed finish. The length lingers for a few minutes

2016

Apposite to the chardonnay under this select label it is pinot noir that seems poised to fit the acronym-inspired bill. That is in the sense that sheer size, amplitude, and ambition indicate a willingness to embrace the idea of a king’s ransom. The structure here just feels like a small fortune needs to trade hands for the procurement of some precious bottles. The acid-tannin relationship is heated and in youthful rebellion somewhat in disagreement. That will change, maturity will prevail and the 20s should bring copacetic amenability. With plenty of continued muscle of course. Drink 2022-2027

2015

  • Silver – 2018 New World International Wine Championships – US
  • Silver – 2018 International Wine & Spirits Championships – UK
  • Silver – 2018 Pacific Rim International Wine Competition – US

2014

Smoky, meaty and deep, offering expressive aromas of foraged blackberry, black pepper and cassis.

  • Gold – 2016 All Canadian Wine Championships – CA

2013

  • Silver – 2016 Los Angeles International wine Competition – US

2012

  • Gold – 2016 All Canadian Wine Championships – CA
  • Gold – 2015 New World International Wine Championships – US
  • Silver – 2015 Pacific Rim International Wine Competition – US