Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(NV Vintage) 58% Chardonnay; 34% Pinot Noir; 8% still Pinot Noir. Here is a Rose that is at once both fairly fruity and long on the rich and toasty contributions of autolyzed yeast. It hints at a bit of aged complexity in both scent and taste, and, while it drifts to acidy tartness on the latter palate, its ample flavors show very good length. If bright and lively, it has reached its absolute peak, and it needs nothing in the way of additional age.
International Wine Cellar(NV Vintage) Light, bright, orange-tinged pink. Musky red berry and cherry skin scents are complicated by anise, herbs and smoky lees. Rich, fleshy red fruit flavors are given a bitter edge by a note of orange zest and pick up toast and smoke notes on the back end. Gains sweetness with air and finishes with very good persistence and an echo of red fruit. There seems to be a good amount of reserve wine in this year's blend.
Wine Spectator(NV Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/15/04
Wine News(NV Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by The Wine News