(2007 Vintage) Medium-deep ruby color; deep, lush cherry aromas with some vanilla and spice; rich, ripe, lush cherry flavors with lots of spice and herbal notes, silky texture, sweet oak; good structure and balance; long finish. Lush and deep Pinot with layers of flavor.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(2006 Vintage) Top notes of toast, new leather and spice sit off to the side of deep, black-cherry fruit in both the intense aromas and nicely extracted varietal flavors of this big-bodied working, and, while very much biased to ripeness, the wine never goes past the line and tempers its scant suggestions of heat with fruity stuffing to spare. It stays juicy where lesser efforts dry out, and its plump and outgoing manner makes it a very good foil to sweet-basted pork roasts.
Wine Spectator(2007 Vintage) A rich, supple, full-bodied Pinot, showing layers of fleshy plum, black cherry and berry, with hints of spice and sage. Full-bodied and sharply focused, with a long, lingering finish. Drink now through 2013. 615 cases made. –JL
Wine & Spirits(2006 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 04/08.
Robert Parker(2006 Vintage)