(2011 Vintage) Bright ruby. Spicy cherry and currant aromas, with Indian spice and mineral qualities building and expanding with air. Sappy and fresh, offering dark berry and bitter cherry flavors and a hint of dark chocolate. A floral note comes up on the focused, chewy finish, which leaves a smoky note behind.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(2005 Vintage) Polish, precision and fruity depth are the forte of this rich and keenly crafted look at Russian River Pinot, and, consonant with the best examples of the district, it is both velvety and very alive. Its appointment of pure, cherry-like fruit is equally the stuff that comes with its place, yet its maker can claim credit for its deftly placed oak and its exceptional balance. It will no doubt keep well by dint of its very fine fit of parts, but it is so very tempting even today.
Robert Parker(2005 Vintage)