Kimberly Hatcher is the longtime assistant to Russell Bevan and has kept her eyes and ears wide open, and she is on a roll as of late! Robert Parker and Jeb Dunnuck have “noticed” her and the press is out! That said, Kimberly’s wines are very small productions, and with high scores… they will sell out fast! She makes the wines at the Tench Caves, and I am sure Russell might be looking over her shoulder once in awhile (… or maybe not).
Morgado 2017 Pinot Noir, Rita’s Crown, Santa Rita Hills
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Jeb Dunnuck 95 Points: “All destemmed and brought up in new barrels, the 2017 Pinot Noir Rita’s Crown has a vibrant, spicy black cherry, underbrush, and forest floor bouquet that gives way to a round, textured, yet racy Pinot Noir. It offers terrific acidity, plenty of fruit, and a great finish.”
Tasting Notes: Full-bodied notes of blackcurrants, leafy herbs, shrimp broth, and spice all flow to a layered, incredibly textured Pinot Noir that stays balanced and seamless. It’s a rock star Pinot Noir to drink over the coming 7-8 years.