92 POINTS: JAMES SUCKLING - A fresh pinot with dark-earth, white-pepper and strawberry character. Medium-bodied, tannic and intense with cloves. Juicy and flavorful. Blackberries and dried strawberry stems. Drink now.
92 POINTS: JEB DUNNUCK - The 2020 Pinot Noir The Bohan-Dillon is lifted, with medicinal herbs, wild strawberry, and stony earth, and the palate is medium-bodied, with fresh acid structure. Crunchy cranberry fruit, dusty earth, and hibiscus coax through this weightless style. This is perfect for drinking now or over the next 6-8.
MISSION NOTES: As a cat lover, I'm inclined to buy every vintage of Jasmine Hirsch's Bohan Dillon Pinot Noir simply because of the label. But as a wine lover, especially the Pinot Noirs of Burgundy, I'm never disappointed by the elegance and grace that I taste in each subsequent release. The 2020 vintage offers more of that Burgundian-like brilliance, those subtle nuances and bright, red-fruited flavors that make Pinot Noir so special when done right. The weight of the wine never encroaches on that purity; you get red berries, forest floor, a bit of exotic spice, and tangy acidity. If you need any more evidence as to what an amazing person Jasmine Hirsch is, you can check out our interview with her on Instagram. And you can obviously reference the new scores from James Suckling and Jeb Dunnuck as further evidence as to her amazing wine. I'm in love with it, our sales staff is in love with it. It's pure Pinot Noir magic; year in, year out. Plus, it has a black cat on the label, so that's an extra bonus. -David Driscoll, Mission Sales Manager