(From 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.
Wine AdvocateRating: (90-91) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 114 on Dec-97
Wine SpectatorRating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/15/00