Wine Spectator – 92 points
This red is loaded with juicy acidity, backing the lively mix of cherry tart and dried raspberry flavors that are filled with savory richness. Mineral and hot stone notes on the toasty finish. Drink now through 2025.
Polish and careful crafting mark this wine from beginning to end, and, if not quite as rich or deep in fruit as the other Dragonette Pinots in 2018, it is a lovely, very refined rendition all the same with a fine and inviting, slightly velvety mouthfeel and neatly integrated acidity lending brightness and length. Admittedly hard to resist now as a partner to pan-roasted duck breasts, it has the stamina to keep and is sure to please for another four or five years.