(2001 Vintage) This open and inviting Pinot Noir begins with aromas of rose petal, black tea, tart cherry and spice. The rich fruit flavors and vibrant acidity keep the wine well-lifted on the palate. The round, fine-grained tannins and wonderful oak integration carry through on the finish, which is persistent with hints of orange zest and minerality. This young wine will continue to evolve for several more years and promises exceptional complexity and age-worthiness.
Tanzer(2001 Vintage) " Good bright red. Nose offers a complex blend of raspberry, chocolate, baking spices and game; much more than just fruit. Then silky and complex in the mouth, with excellent breadth of texture and an intriguing sweet, smoky quality. Lush and long, finishing with fine-grained tannins. I can't recall a better vintage for this label. "
Decanter(2001 Vintage) Rating: 3/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Intense raspberries and spice. Medium high acid, good weight of fruit, firm but fine-grained tannins, balanced, long and aromatic finish. Drink 2-5 years.
Wine Spectator(2001 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/15/03.