Wine Advocate: 93 points
Pale to medium ruby-purple in color, the 2014 Pinot Noir Gestalt Block has a singular nose of crushed granite, violet and lilac over a core of blue fruit preserves and warm black cherries with notes of baking spice, dried leaves and salted licorice—still very tightly coiled. Medium-bodied and very silky in the mouth, it gives concentrated black and blue fruits with exotic spicy accents and a wicked line of crushed rock minerality. It’s framed with fine, grainy tannins and great freshness carrying the long, layered finish. This needs time in bottle.