Although not certified organic, this site has never seen herbicides of any kind, and the winter cover crop (barley and bell beans this year) was still visible at my visit.
The quality of this site and Prudy's careful farming really came out in my two Lester vintages. The 2012 Pinot Noir (94 pts) and Syrah have already sold out, but the latest vintage is just as good and now ready for release.
2013 Lester Pinot Noir (94 pts, Pinot File): "Moderately light cherry color in the glass. Plenty of lovely whole cluster spice on the nose along with aromas of cherry, rose petal and sandalwood. Delicious middleweight flavors of red cherry, red raspberry, spice and crystallized rose. Bright with good tension and balanced tannins, finishing clean and uplifting." -- Rusty Gaffney
2013 Lester Syrah: peppercorn aromas with blackberry and savory notes. The mid palate is rich and full with lots of depth. This is a "pretty", cool climate Syrah with more elegance than brawn, and really is a great manifestation of this incredible site.
The best way to ensure you'll get to take home some bottles is to become a member of the Waxwing wine club (where you'll also get 20% off retail pricing). To join the club, give me a call, send an email, or sign up at an upcoming tasting event:
Sample the new release wines (Pinot, Syrah, Riesling, and Rosé) on Sunday, April 17, at Waxwing Wine Cellars in Belmont, or on Saturday, April 25 at Half Moon Bay Wine & Cheese. Event details at waxwingwines.com.