(From 2006 Vintage) Dark ruby, french merlot style, dense, round, dry figs and plums taste Medium retro taste.
(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 AdvocateRating: (92-95) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 114 on Dec-97
Wine SpectatorRating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/01/05