New Reviews from Purely Domestic Wine Report

April 30, 2015

Purely Domestic Wine Report (Doug Wilder) – Volume 4.1 – April 2015

2013 Vaughn Duffy Pinot Noir, Green Valley of Russian River Valley, Stori Vineyard
The nose is mineral, spice box, violet pastille and black cherry. The palate is exceptionally smooth, balanced and lively with youthful acidity and plenty of dark cherry throughout. Drink 2015 – 2020. 91 Points

2014 Vaughn Duffy Sauvignon Blanc
A nose that is immediately ripe and effusive of citrus, mineral and pepper, papaya, licorice and grapefruit. The palate is fresh, bright peach skin. Full, vibrant and well priced. 90 Points

2014 Vaughn Duffy Rosé of Pinot Noir
Another of the top pink wines in this issue. The nose is orange candy, mineral with notes of cream. The palate is solidly structured with crisp acidity, bright red fruit flavors and nice vitality. Drink 2015 – 2016. 92 Points

2013 Vaughn Duffy Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
The nose is licorice and black cherry with notes of spice, sassafras and berry. Good texture, though the palate is reluctant to show much immediately. After a couple hours, it opens to reveal some decent red fruit and acidity. Drink 2015 – 2019. 88 Points

2013 Vaughn Duffy Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, Suacci Vineyard
The noise is cherry, licorice and notes of whole cluster stems; nicely focused. The mouth feel is lovely with a velvet-like core of cherry, violet and mineral. A very pleasant wine. Drink 2015 – 2022. 89 Points

 

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