The 2014 Review: “Single vineyard pinot noir from the Bellarine Peninsula. Ray Nadeson at Lethbridge has worked with this vineyard for 11 years and reckons it "has become clear to me that we have something (in this vineyard) special. Here the clay soils nourish vines that consistently produce bunches of small berries with great concentration and flavour."
It's one of those sweet-sour pinot noirs with undergrowth and beet characters given amplification by flashes of volatile acidity. Cherries, black and red, usher it all forward, as indeed do smoked meat and spice characters. It's the full catastrophe on one hand but it's silty and supple on the other. Mid-term it will develop beautifully; maybe even longer." 92 points, Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front
The 2015 Review: "As with all the single vineyard pinot noirs in 15, a mere 600 bottles and 50% whole bunches in the ferment. Noticeably stemmy adding cranberry tartness, an earthy, twiggy character and black tea, not everyone will latch onto it. Very fresh with morello cherries and stewed rhubarb and crunchy lemony acidity, there's a slight disconnect with the tannins and a bitter finish but it has a sweet spot." 91 points, Jane Faulkner, James Halliday Wine Companion