(1997 Vintage) Deep, extracted plum and black cherry flavors layered with notes of toast, spice, coffee, mint and tobacco. Lean and elegant with a rich mouth-feel, this Julia's Pinot will gain interest and complexity for years to come. Dave Guffy, Winemaker
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(2005 Vintage) Sweet oak smelling of roasted vanilla beans with a hint of creme caramel joins with ripe cherries and whispers of raspberry in this wine's medium-volume and fairly open aromas, and that same sense of openness shows up in the wine's fairly rounded, slightly soft-edged texture and flavors. On the whole, it is well-balanced and ready to enjoy today.
Wine Enthusiast(2006 Vintage)