(From 2010 Vintage) A true illustration of the art of blending, the Evenstad Reserve Pinot Noir is a wonderfully complex wine that delivers an array of red fruits, caramel, baking spice, vanilla, dried flowers, and potpourri. On the palate, this elegant wine shows a harmonious balance of structure, richness and acidity with soft tannins and a clean, lingering finish. With clonal variation and site driven diversity, we are able to craft this wine to our precise and exacting standards year after year.
big fruity, cherry nose-- almost candy; bit too much alcohol has it dits on the tongue; envelopes the palate/nose
red fruit but not strong despite being only 4 yrs old, relatively high acidity, Burgundian style Pinot
fruity and berry, wonderful long finish. fantastic, complex wine.
drank at waterfront grill in Seattle
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesThis wine gives itself away on the first sniff. Despite having plenty of ripeness to its aromas and clearly gifted with a dense, extracted character that suggests a tough guy to come on the palate, it falls a trifle short in fruit at the start and is unable to muster enough of it on the palate to overcome its hard- edged tannins at the backend. Close but no cigar is the requisite conclusion with this one.