This is a Classic "big furniture" Pinot Noir style derived from Lone Star Vineyard. Its melanite color is the ﬁrst indicator of its boldness. The aroma is black cherry reduction fruit, black licorice, Earl Grey spices, and that luscious, fresh earth quality that says "Nuthouse". The ﬂavors are big, juicy black cherry and black plum pudding spices. The texture forms a rich, creamy center to this richly ripe Pinot Noir. The ripe plum and cherry fruit carry on and on. It is a wonderful thing to experience such powerful, exotic Pinot Noir yet wonder at its bright, balanced, mineral pinpoint touch twirling on the palate.
Wine Advocate(1999 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 136 on Aug-01
Wine Spectator(1999 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/15/01
Wine Spectator(2010 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/10/2012