(From 2008 Vintage) The 2008 Grande Cuvée Pinot Noir delivers suave aromas of macerated cherries, blackcurrant, spices and cigar box. The flavors are fresh and juicy, showing ripe black cherries and cassis, framed by a long spicy aftertaste with a vibrant structure. Enjoy this complex yet easily approachable wine now or cellar for up to 7 years. Pairs well with Northwest-inspired cuisine, like salmon, duck or mushrooms.
(From 2012 Vintage) Deep bright red color. Strawberry raspberry jam- a powerful fruity nose with a hint of violet. The brightness show up front the vivacity of the fruit with layers of black and red cherry. The structure is round with just enough tannin characteristic to age very well on a light creamy coffee roast finish.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesSomewhat high in toasty, woodsy notes but nicely fruity behind those first impressions, the aromas of this fairly full-bodied wine fend off a hint of greens and keep fruit at the front of the line. Supple and showing a bit of Pinot Noir velvet, this one crosses the palate comfortably and finds enough well-integrated acidity at the back to finish with both polish and a nice bit of energy. It needs no cellaring-so enjoy.