93 points, Vinous
91 points, Wine Enthusiast
Smooth on the palate with a lengthy finish, the 2016 Renegade Ridge Pinot Noir offers vibrant aromatics ranging from blood orange and bittersweet chocolate to cinnamon and Herbes de Provence. What sets this vintage apart from its predecessors is the turn toward dried fruit flavors like blueberries and currants. The palate is generous, expressing hints of juicy mandarin with touches of bittersweet chocolate that lead into a long, smooth finish, supported by silky tannins and rounded acidity.