90 - John Gilman, View from the Cellar - 5/31/20
2019 Pinot Noir- Loup Solitaire (Kendric Vineyards) Marin County Loup Solitaire is a new, second label created by Stewart Johnson at Kendric Vineyards, as he has had very good yields in the 2019 vintage and wanted to use the surplus production to make a pinot noir bottling focused on early accessibility. It would have been a great by the glass pour at restaurants, if they still existed. The wine is very pretty aromatically (as are all the Kendric Vineyards’ pinots), wafting from the glass in a youthful blend of red and black cherries, pomegranate, lavender, a hint of cola, woodsmoke and a good base of soil tones. On the palate the wine is bright, full-bodied, focused and tangy, with a good core, fine balance and grip and a long, nascently complex finish. This is certainly very tasty already, but it has the depth and balance to also age nicely over the medium-term and will be a great value, as it will be priced just under $25 per bottle! 2020-2035. 90.
93 - Wine Enthusiast - 3/15/21
93 Kendric Vineyards 2019 Loup Solitaire Pinot Noir (Petaluma Gap-Marin County). Nervy but also nicely flavorful, this tautly balanced wine marries just-ripe black-cherry and rhubarb flavors with good acidity, light tannins and plenty of complexity. Nuances of black tea, forest floor and cardamom give plenty to appreciate. —J.G. abv: 13.5% Price: $24
|Wine Style||Lighter Red Wine|