Notably rich and plush, dark red cherry in color, with a mix of ripe plum, cherry and wild berry fruit flavors that are evenly distributed. It gains complexity and reveals its concentration on a long finish. Shows a dash of heat, but also fine acidity and tannins.
(From 2012 Vintage) The exceptional 2012 vintage yielded a rich, robust Anderson Valley Pinot Noir with a delightful blend of sweet and savory elements. On the palate, beautifully delineated layers of freshly tilled earth, leather, lavender and pennyroyal are balanced by flavors of sweet Bing cherry, Japanese plum and black currant notes. The mouth feel is round and plump, gliding to a long, satisfying finish marked by lingering notes of chocolaty French oak.
Wine Spectator(From 2010 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/26/2013
Wine Spectator(From 2002 Vintage) "This rich, hearty Pinot exhibits a broad, complex range of ripe black cherry, raspberry and wild berry fruit flavors that are well-defined and long and persistenton the palate, ending with a burst of flavor and ripe, supple tannins."
Wine & Spirits(From 2007 Vintage) This wine makes a strong first impression: a bold hit of dark berries, a cool, spicy length of flavor that’s more than just fruit. There’s an earth tone to the tannin that adds a subtle black olive-skin or black mushroom savor. And then oak makes its presence clear. Supple and juicy, this should evolve well over the next several years.