(From 2007 Vintage) Very rich and smooth. Aroma and taste of sweet blueberry and vanilla.And easy drinking, low tannins, cinnamon and brown sugar, black cherry, long finish.
(From 2009 Vintage) Ruby and garnet in color, the 2009 Carneros Pinot Noir offers aromas of black cherry, Asian spice and sous bois that are lifted by a concentrated fresh fruit core. Consistent with the nose, the palate also demonstrates the qualities of a well balanced Pinot Noir: refined tannins, bright acidity, a generous mouthfeel and a lingering finish. Due to the cool conditions of 2009 vintage, this wine offers an exceptional fresh acidic structure and fruit balance, which furthers its Burgundian like qualities.
Wine Advocate(From «nv» Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate
Wine Spectator(From «nv» Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(From 2001 Vintage) High in loamy, woodsy, caramelly complexities and solidly fruity in both nose and mouth, this fairly full-bodied bottling is supple and ever so slightly fleshy in palatefeel with underlying strata of ripe fruit, tannin and a dollop of finishing heat. Its solid center of fruit and good depth carries it and allows full expression of its black cherry, curranty, oaky flavors, and those attractions hold admirably in the lingering aftertaste.
Wine Spectator(From 2001 Vintage) "A bold, rich, concentrated wine with lots of flavor dimensions and excellent structure. Dense and complex, with currant, anise, cedar and fresh earth flavors, it picks up chocolate and mocha on the finish, and should only get better over the next couple of years. Best from 2005 through 2013. 2,200 cases made. (JL)"
Wine Enthusiast(From 2005 Vintage)