(2011 Vintage) The result is a limited bottling that is as rich and powerful as it is graceful and charming. A bouquet reminiscent of roses, warm cherries and Kirsch liqueur leads to rich flavors of black cherry, cranberry, and hints of lavender, all finishing with hints of tobacco and spicy new oak.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(2006 Vintage) Elsewhere in these pages, Schug's Reserve Chardonnay garners high praise, and this keenly focused, carefully made Pinot Noir wins the winery a second vote of "thumbs up". It stresses pure varietal fruit over unbridled power and hits all the right marks with respect to balance and pretty proportion. It is the kind of wine that invites drinking now, but its tailoring augers well for several years of aging.