(From 2009 Vintage) Complex aromas of cocoa powder, black cherries and black raspberries are balanced with crushed quartz and dried rose petal nuances. The layered flavors of perfectly ripe, dark berries and dried flowers transition to a silky elegant and lingering finish of coffee and minerals.
Robert Parker(From 2012 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/12/2013
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(From 2005 Vintage) A substantial Pinot from first sniff to aftertaste, this full-bodied bottling displays a bit of youthful narrowness to its ripe black cherry fruit, but it also carries a touch of enriching chocolate that helps fill things out. Plush and near to velvety in feel, the wine relies on the compelling richness that sets it apart to offset its finishing heat and tannin.