(From 2011 Vintage) Deep red. Complex, vaguely smoky aromas of black raspberry, cherry, black tea and sassafras. Youthfully taut on entry but turns suave and silky in the middle, showing good intensity and focus to the dark berry and bitter cherry flavors. The firm finish features good length and harmonious tannins.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesSweet, slightly toasty oak spice sits astride a generous measure of lively, yet well-ripened fruit in both the outgoing aromas and moderately deep flavors of this solidly varietal offering, and the wine's balance of flesh and firm acids is wholly in keeping with what young Pinot should be. It has the credentials to grow for a bit but is eminently drinkable now.