2016 TongueDancer Rosé of Pinot Noir 
  • Almond, cured meat, raspberry, melon and lemon peel flavors. No shrinking violet here; it's at once crisp, fleshy and fully expressive. Wine Enthusiast, July 2017

  • This blush is decidedly New World by birth, but carries herself with an Old World sensibility and sense of place. Winelines, April 2017

  • The nose leads with aromas of strawberry, watermelon and yellow rose. The flavors echo the aromas along with tastes of blood orange, persimmon and herbs. Pinotfile, April 2017

  • Top Five! Of the Largest Blind Tasting of American True Rosés (Ever). Jeff Kralik, the drunken cyclist, June 2017

2015 Dutton Goldfield Deviate

95-96. Moderate garnet color in the glass. Earth, floral and foliage aromas compete with an array of dark berry scents that is intoxicating. Very smooth and sexy on the palate with vibrant blackberry flavor framed by ripe fruit tannins. Remarkable follow through on the intense finish that seems to last a minute. Still very young, but blessed with unbridled potential. You can plan a special dinner around this wine. Pinotfile, August, 2017

2015 TongueDancer Pinot de Ville
  • A smooth layered expression of baked strawberry and rose petal herbaceousness. Lingering fruitiness makes it lovely to enjoy, as the oak remains a background player in full support of the succulence and ripe power. Wine Enthusiast, October, 2017

 

  • The wine shows ample ripe cherry fruit, earthy forest-floor aromas and a dash of wood spice. It needs time to smooth the rough edges, but this is a wine that will improve in the cellar. You could drink it now, but it would be best to give it another three to five years of bottle age. Robert Whitley, January 2018

  • Whoa. Outstanding. Rich and full right from the jump with black cherry and pepper, vanilla and earth. But the nose only discloses a smidgen of what occurs on the palate: waves of fruit and complexity with heft and power initially that succumbs to finesse and elegance. If you have never had great Pinot before, you should not start here as it just might ruin you for all that follows.​  Jeff Kralik, the drunken cyclist

  • We are into our second year of looking at Tongue Dancer Pinot and it's clear that this brand is special. Sean Ludford, BevX

2014 The Calling Patriarch

Fruity and robust; there’s plenty of raspberry and cherry, but there’s also acid, tannin and noticeable alcohol at 14.1% abv. It’s Pinot on a bigger frame: everything’s big, but balanced and rather tightly held together at this point.​  Tim McDonald, August 2017

2014 TongueDancer Pinot de Ville 
  • The result is deep velvet red with a fragrance of black cherries, strawberries, and a whiff of mint. It’s light-textured, jazzed with a tangy strawberries, and the barrel influence is modest, manifesting mostly as texture, not spice. Maker's Table, January 2017

  • Black cherry, raspberry and eucalyptus eventually emerge from their slumber accompanied by hints of vanilla and mint. On the palate this is magical—rich yet lithe, fruity yet sublime, subtle yet bold. If this does not cause you to question your position in the universe, well, you just are not trying.​ The Drunken Cyclist, March 2017

  • What's not cool about the delicious, tiny production Pinot with personality. BevX 

  • Enticing scents of concentrated red cherries and black raspberry are laced with vanilla, orange zest, and a note of menthol. In the mouth, a similar flavor profile picks up lower tones of earth and brown sugar. Winelines, November 2016 

  • A vivacious wine with an array of aromas including dark berries, black cherry, black raspberry, spice and dusty earth. ​PinotFile, October, 2016

  • Coriander spice and red fruit on the nose and very ripe red currant, raspberry and brown sugar flavors and a spicy finish.  ModernWine, December 2016 

  • Lively red fruits, a pleasing floral note, bright acidity, flavor purity and excellent length on the palate. Beautifully balanced, it's delicious now but would benefit from another year or two in the cellar. Robert Whitley, October 2016

  • Impossible to open. Just as impossible not to love. 1winedude, November 2016

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