Ama was the last of our estate cuvées to emerge from our 35 acres of Pinot noir and, as such, it often got short shrift from me. You think I would know better as the youngest child in my family. Ama needed to find its way, however, and the style bounced around a little as vintages were quite different. Well, in 2014 the Ama Pinot noir has become something very, very exciting. The nose has spicy cherry and toasty notes with a strong blood red orange streak. This Ama has the refinement and elegance found in Scallop Shelf with its own unique expression of our vineyard. There is great acidity as one expects from our vineyard and there is a litheness yet depth of flavor that makes great Pinot noir so compelling. I would drink one now to let your toes dance and then hold the rest of the case to enjoy from time to time over the next 10+ years.
92 Pts Antonio Galloni, Vinous