Casa Silva 2016 Cool Pinot Noir 750ml
Similar to the Sauvignon Blanc, the 2016 Cool Coast Pinot Noir is also sourced from their Paredones vineyard, from which the whole Cool Coast range is produced. The soils are granite-based, with quartz and a little clay. I could sense the austerity of the granite in the palate of this wine. The wine matured in second use French oak barrels for one year. It has a mixture of red and black fruit and a spicy touch from the oak. Supple, round and smooth. There was a change in 2016, as they included a part of the vineyard where the grapes get better ripeness. 18,000 bottles produced.
Score: 91 points -- Luis Gutiérrez, RobertParker.com, Apr 2017