(From 2006 Vintage) Turning more towards the red-fruit spectrum of aromas and flavors than in previous vintages, the 2006 HYDE VINEYARD Carneros Pinot Noir showcases layers of strawberry, cherry and cassis. To accentuate these vibrant qualities, the winemaking incorporated 20 percent whole clusters, which also contributed an exotic hint of cinnamon-clove spice. Intricate, ethereal and aromatically driven, this nuanced Pinot Noir seamlessly blends smooth tannins with natural minerality and focused acidity, yielding a wine with bright, appealing finesse and sophistication.
"Seductive, delicate, rich and polished, with complex plum, black cherry, raspberry and rose petal scents. Impressive balance, depth, purity and persistence. Firm, fine-grained tannins keep the flavors lively on a long finish. Drink now through 2010."-Wine Spectator Dark, ruby red color; aromas of black cherry, espresso and nutmeg with hints of violets and dark plum; the flavors are cherry/blackberry and cola with fresh earth and mocha undertones, this is an elegant, fine grained wine with lots ...