(From 2010 Vintage) A classic red-fruited Pinot Noir with dark, earthy, savory elements, characteristically cracked pepper, tea leaf, cinnamon, charcoal, matchstick, spice and plum. The acidity of the vintage gives a structure to suspend wood and tannin elements playfully on the palate. Balance is excellent, length good and final impressions are red, delicate and complex.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesReminding of its mate above in its varietal precision, but slightly less well-filled, this one is nonetheless a nicely fruited, somewhat tangy but enjoyable offering. It too will make a fine accompani-ment to the fleshier fishes or light meats but wants dishes made with a finer hand than its sibling.