Bondi Home Ranch “Water Trough Vineyard” Pinot Noir 2012

Publication

The Wine Advocate

Author

Robert M Parker Jr.

Award

94

Review

The largest production (620 cases) cuvee is the 2012 Pinot Noir Bondi Home Ranch. This sees about 85% new oak and comes from Dijon clones 667, 777, 115 as well as the Calera selection, which is believed to have been taken from one of the Domaine de Ia Romanee-Conti vineyards many years ago. A dense plum/purple color is accompanied by a sweet, juicy nose of blackberries, graphite, and licorice and forest floor. This complex, Cote de Nuits-styled, full-bodied, powerful, rich Pinot Noir carries its lofty alcohol beautifully without a trace of heat. Enjoy this lush, succulent, concentrated 2012 over the next decade or more.