93 POINTS - Wine Enthusiast
"This is one of Handley's best in years."
93 POINTS - Wine & Spirits
Year's Best Pinot Noir, April 2012 pdf
- San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, 2012
An exceptional wine from an exceptional vintage.
The grapes for this wine were grown in Milla Handley's home vineyard, named for her late husband Rex Scott McClellan. A fairly steep, hillside vineyard, RSM has produced great quality fruit from the first vintage.
"Striking aromas of black cherries, dark red berry preserves, toffee and toast. Delicous medium-weight core of perfectly ripe black cherries, black raspberries and mocha java. Silky smooth on the palate with a big fruit-laden aromatic finish that lingers. Oak-driven features will integrate over time. A first-rate wine of uncommon charm that is terrific now and will age gracefully."
- Rusty Gaffney (from PinotFile vol. 8, Issue 40)
The Wine Spectator's Tim Fish dubs Milla Handley, "The Pioneer Queen of Anderson Valley Pinot" and evaluates vintages over the decades.