(From 2009 Vintage) The wine exhibits a deep garnet color and aromas of gingerbread spice and blood orange are underpinned by forest floor and earthy cherry. On the palate hints of mushroom and plum unfold. Supple ripe tannins and balancing acidity give the wine a long lasting finish.
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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.