94 Points Vinous - The 2016 Pinot Noir Bien Nacido Vineyard - N Block is powerful, dense and explosive. Closed and reticent, like all of these wines are, the N Block nevertheless possesses tremendous fruit density and textural resonance, both of which will emerge more clearly with a few years in bottle. The N Block is one of the more brooding wines in this range.
93 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Revealing aromas of forest floor, black raspberries and peony, the 2016 Pinot Noir Bien Nacido N Block is a delicate, medium-bodied wine with an ample mid-palate, velvety tannins and a pure, fragrant finish. Of all Willett's Pinot Noirs, this is among the more reserved today, and while its polished structural elements and mouthwatering juiciness make it attractive today, I suspect the real interest will come with a few years of bottle ago.