(From 2006 Vintage)
Our goal is to produce a distinctly styled Pinot Noir of the highest quality, a wine that can satisfy any “Burgundian” urge and yet be proud of its California roots. The 2006 Estate bottling offers inviting cool climate aromatics of raspberry, pomegranate and sandalwood with a touch of turned earth. Classically structured, the palate bursts with flavors of sweet frambois strawberries, red cherries and mocha. The lush fruit combined with the baking spice notes from aging in French oak creates a defined Pinot Noir with elegance and length.
(From 2012 Vintage) With lifted red fruit aromas, ranging from pomegranate and red cherry to wild strawberry and raspberry, and a spicy entry of baking spice, forest floor and sandalwood. Refined tannins and ideal natural acidity frame the lush, intricate flavors.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesRating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on Oct-06
Wine AdvocateRating: 87/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 162 on Dec-05
Wine EnthusiastRating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast