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2019 Madson Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir

12.4% alc., 75 cases, $29.99. A blend of fruit from many small vineyards that the vintners farm. Typically, this bottling is between 70% and 100% whole cluster fermented. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. Aromas of black cherry, dried herbs, white pepper and pipe smoke. Light to mid-weight in style, offering flavors of dark red cherry and a hint of whole cluster inspired goodness. Very silky with gentle tannins. Needs time to open up so consider decanting. Score: 91. Reviewed February 28, 2021 ARTICLE »

2019 Madson Ascona Vineyard Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir

12.5% alc., 75 cases, $49.99. Ascona Vineyard sits at 2500 feet elevation at the summit of the Santa Cruz Mountains. 100% organic farming practices. 100% natural yeast fermentation, 100% whole cluster fermented. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. Deep aromas of darker stone and berry fruits with added scents of exotic spices and burnt tobacco. Very pleasing in the mouth, with middleweight flavors of well-spiced darker stone and berry fruits with whole cluster driven additions of tea and floral blossom. Nice harmony, exhibiting a good cut of acidity and soothing tannins. The wine finishes crisp and juicy. Score: 93. Reviewed February 28, 2021 ARTICLE »

2018 Madson Les Enfants des Nuages Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir

12.4% alc., 169 cases, $55. Sourced from Toyon Vineyard. Only 3 miles from Pacific Ocean at 400 feet elevation, this vineyard is impacted by cool temperatures and cloud cover. Vineyard farmed 100% organically. A melange of various clones. Fermented 100% whole cluster outside in the vineyard. · Moderately dark garnet color in the glass. Terrific, whole-cluster driven aromas of musk, spice and burnt tobacco infusing purple berry fruits. Mid-weight plus in style, with an impressive charge of purple grapes and purple berry fruits infused with spice. Plush in the mouth, yet bright with acidity, finishing with minimal tannins and refreshing tartness. Even more enjoyable when tasted several ours after opening. A heartthrob. Score: 94. Reviewed February 28, 2021 ARTICLE »

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