(From «nv» Vintage) The wine opens to reveal lifted fruit aromas of bright strawberry and jammy fruit, mocha, and vanilla, along with toasty oak notes. Expressive boysenberry, blackberry, dark cherry, juicy strawberry, and toasty mocha flavors lend complexity and depth on the palate. The well-integrated oak provides structure and depth seldom seen in Pinot Noir.
(From «nv» Vintage) Dark, deep garnet color. Sumptuous aromas of ripe berries, vanilla and spicy oak. Upon entry, the mouth is coated with a velvety richness, but the acidity enlivens the weight and pops the flavors. The senses will pick up light roasted almond, cranberry, raspberries with ever so a hint of barnyard complexity--earthy and gamey. Underlined with a sweet oak character, mocha and cola. An extremely layered wine both in structure and flavor.
christmas 2010, used aerating filter. blend of coasts, but I found it to be more central coast like. earthy in tone not too bright.
Pouring filter used