Our 2014 Zero New Oak is awarded 91 points by the International Wine Report!
The review reads: "In order to allow the fruit to shine without the influence of oak, this 2014 Pinot Noir from Foursight was aged using only oak barrels older than 2 years. The result is a lush, complex structure with rhubarb, cooked cherries and cloves on the nose followed by savory, botanic flavors of deep wild berries, dark currants, licorice and black tea with a tart and crisp finish. Lovely now, but should also drink well over the next few years as well. (Best 2016-2020)."
The International Wine Report rates our 2014 Charles Vineyard Pinot Noir 91 points, writing: "The Charles Vineyard Pinot Noir from Foursight is the flagship estate pinot. This is a focused and structured style with a good balance of fruit and acid. There is a touch of clove with the base of ripe red fruit on the nose and the flavor profile consists of dark Bing cherries, rich red currants and vanilla. This should continue to evolve with some short-term cellaring. (Best 2016-2020)."
The International Wine Report awarded this wine 92 points, writing: "Another excellent showing is the 2014 Clone 05 Pinot Noir from Foursight, which is produced from a 100% Pommard clone blend. It opens with dazzling aromas of fresh red fruit is followed with a more earthy palate with hints of dark currants, forest floor and baking spices. Everything comes together with a long, vibrant finish. (Best 2016-2020)."
Wine Enthusiast Magazine awards our 2014 Paraboll Pinot Noir 91 points, writing: "This very limited production wine is Foursight's most expensive offering. It smells like red cherries and cinnamon, tastes warm and spicy, and feels broad and velvety. While not quite as impressive as the 2013, it has a plush and welcoming personality that's difficult to forget."
PinotFile awarded the 2014 Paraboll 92 points, writing: "Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. Nicely perfumed with scents of cherry, sandalwood and Prada leather coat. Bright and fresh flavors of deep red cherry, baking spice and vanilla fan out on the discreetly concentrated palate. Somewhat elegant, with integrated tannins and a red-fruited finish."
Vinography Unboxed: Week of March 6, 2016
"...This week included a couple of lovely Pinots, from two very reliable producers, Hirsch Vineyards and Foursight wines, both brimming with zippy, mouthwatering acidity and delivering a juicy mix of fruit and herbs. ...
...2013 Foursight Wines "Charles Vineyard" Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California
Pale garnet in the glass, this wine smells of sweet cranberry and raspberry fruit. In the mouth, ever-so-juicy raspberry and candied redcurrant flavors are zingy on the tongue thanks to very bright acidity. Notes of crushed herbs linger in the moderately long finish. ..."
Our Charles Vineyard Pinot Noir was awarded a gold medal at the 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition!
PinotFile gave our 2013 Charles Vineyard Pinot Noir 91 points, writing: "Moderately light cherry red color in the glass. The aroma of fresh cherry pie builds in intensity over time in the glass. The mid weight spiced cherry and cranberry flavors are very giving. Bright, juicy acidity enlivens this cherry bomb that has a lingering cherry-themed finish."
Our Zero New Oak Pinot Noir was awarded a gold medal at the 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition!
PinotFile awarded our 2013 Zero New Oak Pinot Noir 91 points. The review reads: "Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Delicate aromas of raspberry, rhubarb, blackberry and the slightest oak lead to a mid weight plus core of black raspberry, black cherry and black plum fruits framed in modest fine-grain tannins. Great purity of fruit with an explosion of unadulterated Pinot fruit flavor and a long, intense finish."
Karen MacNeil, wine expert, educator and author of "The Wine Bible,"scored our 2013 Clone 05 Pinot Noir 93 points!
She wrote: "Last night I tasted $600 worth of California pinot noirs, and this was the best of them by far. Foursight’s pinots are always ethereal wines that pull you into them. Never loud, never flashy, never brutish, they are sleek and quietly complex--the kind of pinot noirs that make you feel as though Grace Kelly just walked into the room. To me, this 2013 was reminiscent of the deep primal scent of dried mushrooms; and the flavors rode on notes of cranberries and roses. A pinot of restraint and elegance. ..."
The Foursight Clone 05 Pinot Noir received a gold medal at the 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition!
Our 2013 Clone 05 was awarded 91 points in Wine Enthusiast Magazine, writing: "This small-quantity selection from within the Charles Vineyard was fermented by native yeast, and neither fined nor filtered. It is quite aromatic, full bodied and moderately fruity, and has a nice rounded mouthfeel, generous red-cherry and spice flavors and good structure from acidity and mild tannins. Tart cherry lingers on the finish."
Reviewer Rusty Gaffney of PinotFile writes: "Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Robust aromas of Bing cherry and bark are followed on the palate by a delicious core of fresh black cherry fruit and cola flavors. Very suave, with a tug of balanced tannins and an amazingly intense finish that elevates this wine above the norm. This is a perfect example of why Pommard is my paramour."
Wine Enthusiast Magazine awarded our 2011 Clone 05 Pinot Noir 90 points! The reviews reads: "Foursight's 2011 Pinot, from a very cool vintage, is savory, with mushroom and herb alongside a streak of red cherry. Light in color and texture, it's subtle yet expansive on the palate, with a peppery, juicy finish. It's a wine that can be enjoyed now, but put some away for a couple of years and the seams will come together event better.
Our 2011 Clone 05 Pinot was awarded 93 points by Wine Review Online! "...It’s very floral on the nose, with red cherry, sarsaparilla and a light hint of dry earth. Rich and forward on the palate, with a juicy entry and balanced acid carrying flavors through a finish that will get longer with further bottle aging. I’m not usually a fan of lots of new oak, but this wine handles it with style. Well done!"
PinotFile awarded the 2011 Clone 05 Pinot Noir 92 points!
"Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. A penetrating nose flush with aromas of black pie cherries, dried herbs, brewed tea and toasty oak. Very flavorful, with impressive fullness and plushness on the palate, featuring flavors of dark red cherry and berry with a touch of cola. Soft and silky with a cherry-driven finish embellished with a deft touch of oak. I have said it many times, Pommard is my paramour."