(2011 Vintage) Ruby and garnet in color, the 2011 Carneros Pinot Noir offers aromas of black cherry, Asian spice and sous bois that are lifted by a concentrated fresh fruit core. Consistent with the nose, the palate also demonstrates the qualities of a well balanced Pinot Noir: refined tannins, bright acidity, a generous mouthfeel and a lingering finish.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(2005 Vintage) Very well-crafted red cherry, dried flower, light spice and creme brulee richness lift this wine into prominence. It is medium-full in body, very carefully balanced and already beginning to show a silky, velvety side to its invitingly supple texture. It is generous yet refined in style and it never loses site of its varietal fruit even in the face of latter palate astringency that asks for a cellar stay of some three to five years.
Wine Advocate(2005 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Advocate on 12/07