The 2016 Block 5 Pinot Noir offers a Volnay-like bouquet with redcurrant, crushed strawberry, briar and crushed stone aromas, becoming ever more floral in the glass as it opens. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained tannin. This is silky-smooth in texture and very poised, with a gentle grip towards the saline finish, which is almost brine-like on the aftertaste. Maybe this is not as immediate as the previous vintage, but it is probably more intellectual.
Score: 94 points -- Neal Martin, Vinous, 2018