- Brick House Vineyards Pinot Noir Evelyn's 2011 Product #28856 (In Stock)
Triple 92 point reviews still massively under-rate how fantastic this, Doug Tunnel's top wine, is from the lovely 2011 vintage. Getting better and better and plenty of life in front of it.
"Sexy spice- and mineral-accented red fruits and floral pastilles on the intensely perfumed nose, with a suave incense quality building with air. Silky, sweet and penetrating, offering nervy raspberry and cherry flavors that gain weight and spiciness with air. Smoke and allspice qualities come up on the subtly tannic finish, which lingers with excellent persistence and focus. Here's 2011 at its best: fresh, precise and energetic, with outstanding clarity and emphatic red fruit character." Vineous (Reynolds) 92 points
"Fresh dark berries shadowed by their high-toned distilled counterparts, wreathed in bittersweetly perfumed iris and gentian, and spiced with nutmeg and cardamom lend Tunnell’s 2011 Pinot Noir Evelyn’s complex and intriguing allure. This cuvee uniting Pommard and Dijon clones and named in honor of his mother is almost creamy in feel (so much for those canards about Ribbon Ridge and stems conducing to abrasive tannin!) even if – encouragingly – a sense of fine-grained tannin is evident in the finish. There is a marrow-rich sense of carnal depth; while a faint hint of caramelization – reflecting the slightly higher percentage of new oak here than in other Brick House cuvees – is entirely well-woven into this seductive, rich, yet in vintage-typical manner vibrant, fundamentally juicy, and mouthwateringly saline performance."Wine Advocate 92 points
"A fresh, vibrant and enticingly open-textured red, offering tangerine-accented raspberry and cherry flavors, hinting at black tea as the complex finish lingers effortlessly."Wine Spectator 92 points
- Brick House Vineyards Pinot Noir Evelyn's 2014 Product #31737 (In Stock)
One of the wines of the vintage! These are the best barrels of the cellar blended into an outstanding wine honoring winemaker Doug Tunnel's mother. A stunner.
"Highly perfumed and complex on the nose, displaying intense red and dark berry liqueur, potpourri and Asian spice scents and a hint of smoky minerals. Stains the palate with sweet raspberry, boysenberry and spicecake flavors that show a deft blend of richness and vivacity and no rough edges. The floral and spice notes resonate strongly on a strikingly long, seamless finish that's given shape by gentle, harmonious tannins." Vinous (Raynolds) 94 points
"Firm and focused, with subtle tiers of cherry, orange peel, floral and dusky spice flavors, coming together harmoniously on the lithe finish. Has presence and depth. Drink now through 2024. 700 cases made."Wine Spectator 93 points