(From 2014 Vintage) Deep ruby red in color with intriguing aromas of sun-warmed blackberries, ripe plums, with hints of black licorice. A complexity of dark berry fruits unfold on the palate; blackberries and bing cherries along with dark chocolate flavors. Vanilla and cedar oak undertones on the mid-palate further enhance the wine. The overall impression is rich with refined tannins, firm acidity and explosive layers of ripe fruit.
"The 2005 Pinot Noir Las Alturas Vineyard possesses a broad texture, deep, sweet fruit, forest floor, black raspberry, cherry, and currant aromas, and beautiful purity as well as seamlessness. All three of these Pinots are best consumed during their first 3-4 years of life." - Wine Advocate
Robert ParkerRating: 92/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 168
Wine AdvocateRating: 92/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 168 on Dec-06