(2009 Vintage) Tasting this Pinot is a sensuous, mouthwatering encounter. From the very beginning, it draws you in deeply, showing an intense focus on dark Bing cherries - a product of its Pommard heritage. Next luscious, savory notes of earthy mushrooms and black tea develop. Another layer unfolds revealing hints of coffee beans, toffee and white pepper. With further exploration, a hint of dogwood adds a surprise twist. The palate is solid with firm tannins and a fine acid balance. This wine is a favorite of chefs and foodies. It will greatly reward those collectors willing to delay immediate gratification and instead, lay it down to age.