(From 2003 Vintage) Good full red. Black cherry and charred oak on the nose. Sweet and juicy, with dark raspberry and minty flavors nicely framed by healthy acidity. Finishes oaky and persistent. This has good fruit but ...
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Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesLeading with dense, very deep aromas of dark cherries, cocoa and wonderfully rich oak, this powerful Pinot signals early on that it is not a run-of-the-mill effort. It is as rich and as potent on the palate as promised, yet despite its heft, its extravagant oak and its unabashed ripeness, it is still defined at every step of the way by its beautifully rendered varietal fruit. While some will no doubt be tempted to call it a bit heavy, it is actually surprise-ingly well-structured and its keen sen...
Wine AdvocateRating: (90-93) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 162 on Dec-05
Robert ParkerRating: 90-93 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 162