Bellwether Wine Cellars 2014 Pinot Noir, Sawmill Creek Vineyard, Finger Lakes Wine Enthusiast Rating: 91 (11/1/2017)
Editors' Choice! Dusty mineral, violet and anise notes lend a seductive tone to deep Morello cherry and plum flavors. It's concentrated in black fruit but maintains an amaro-like herbaceousness that's savory and meandering. Showing hints of maturity already but should drink well through 2020.
Bellwether Wine Cellars 2014 Pinot Noir, Sawmill Creek Vineyard, Finger Lakes Vinous Rating: 90 (7/1/2016)
A light and elegant red, the 2014 Sawmill Creek Pinot Noir offers an alluring perfume of baked earth, red cherries, crushed flowers and leather, tinged with a subtle, lifting, volatile aspect. The palate is almost ghostly, save for the gentle core of sweet red fruit at the heart of the wine. Acidity is high and chiseled, but the tannins are somewhat green in quality, and prove distracting in the finish.