2011 Dunstan Durell Vineyard Pinot Noir
I gotta preface this one with a disclaimer: This is one my wife’s favorite pinot noirs. Hailing from a tiny sub 10 acre plot on the famed Durell, this pinot shows all the vineyard has to offer. The 2011 doesn’t disappoint. It is unbelievably approachable with a big round body. Dark purple in color with amazing fruit. Think ripe strawberries. It could be laid down for another year or two, but I would drink this thing now and go running to the winery to find some more(This stuff is a rarity outside the winery). Seriously, join their club, travel to Sonoma, order online if you can. Do whatever you need to do. Just get some. Stay tuned to the blog as I will be reviewing the 2016 Harvest Party at Dunstan this fall.