95 points This is gorgeously composed and styled with grace and seductive complexity. The enticing bouquet shows dark berry, dried herb, charcuterie, earthy mushroom and warm spice aromas, leading to a concentrated palate offering refined texture and fine flow. Beautifully woven tannins provide elegant structure and frame to this sensually appealing pinot. At its best: now to 2033 Reviewed: Nov 2022
93 points Finely composed and charming, the wine shows ripe cherry, floral, olive and warm spice nuances on the nose, leading to a silky-smooth palate that’s juicy and beautifully rounded. Tannins are fine and just right, offering elegant frame and length to this delightfully appealing pinot. At its best: now to 2030 Reviewed: February 2023
93 points It's all here: pure cherry essence, star anise, amaro spice, spring florals, mountain herbs and slices of deli meat through the finish. The intensity of flavor is the standout in this 2021 The Dagger Pinot Noir, and it tends to ripple across the palate and through into the finish. There's a very attractive, leafy, kirsch character that lingers in the mouth.
91+ points The 2021 The Sabre Pinot Noir is brambly and yet taut, with a meandering, forest floor and berry-laden fruit profile. The wine shows all the hallmarks of the cool, measured 2021 season. It is a very pretty wine that also offers glimpses of its savory and graceful future.