(2005 Vintage) This pinot noir reflects the unique character of the vines of the west hillside of the Rincon Vineyard. Deep and complex aromas perfumed with hints of rose, spicy blackberry, and cinnamon give way t...
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesArroyo Grande Valley. Here is a Pinot that hits the mark smartly in terms of its impeccably defined, pure cherry fruitiness, and its trim of sweet and creamy oak comes as a bonus that lifts it to an even higher level of richness. While the wine hints at a bit of velvety plushness on the palate, it is still on the somewhat firm side in structure, yet it has both keen focus and an abundance of fruity substance on its side, and it seems a sure bet to blossom with a few years of additional age. It is...
International Wine CellarBright, saturated red-ruby. Deep, pungent aromas of wild strawberry, black raspberry, tar, bitter chocolate and roast coffee; expressive and oaky. Fat, thick and sappy, with the strong, ripe red fruit flavor to stand up to the oak treatment. Dense, concentrated and satisfying. Finishes with ripe tannins and strong fruit.