6 highly acclaimed new releases from Authentique, The Corridor and Leisure
2018 Leisure Skin Contact Pinot Gris – 93 Points
“Made with organic and biodynamic certified grapes. Persimmon, cooked apples and pears, sliced citrus, crushed stone and acidic come into complete harmony on the full-bodied palate.”
2017 Authentique ‘Fond Marin’ Chardonnay – 94 Points
Fruit tones of apple and tropical fruit firm up the midpalate and gain concentration. The balancing acidity adds lime and grapefruit with excellent length and concentration. Vibrant colors reflect meticulously cared for barrel aged Chardonnay.
2017 Authentique Keeler Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir – 94 Points
“From the biodynamically farmed estate vineyard, this boldly fruity wine loads up with a rich cherry flavor accented by orange marmalade, barrel toast, coffee and cream. This has the sturdy structure to develop nicely through 2025.”
2017 Authentique Ridgecrest Vineyard Pinot Noir – 94 Points
“Winemaker Nicholas Keeler deftly uses barrels and amphorae to bring depth and detail to all of his wines. Here, using fruit from the first planting on Ribbon Ridge, he crafts a sharply defined wine with bright flavors of raspberry and Bing cherry. Tannins are firm and polished, the acids bring a touch of lemon, and the seashell aromatics of the AVA are subtle but present. Drink now and into the early 2030s” -P.G.
2017 Authentique Eola Springs Vineyard Saint Augustine Block – 92 Points
“This focused wine uses own-rooted Pommard dating from the late 1970s. As is often true with block selections, it’s got a vertical palate, good definition, but lacks the broadness of some of the other Authentique Pinots. Strawberry fruit and lemony acids with a touch of bitter rind are in play, with cleansing minerality and fine balance throughout.”
2017 The Corridor Pinot Noir – 92 Points
“Layered and detailed throughout, this wine offers flavors of mixed berries and plums, with delicious accents of chocolate and nougat. There’s a burst of barrel toast as it winds down, leading to a harmonious finish.”