The style of this wine, traditionally known in France as oeil-de-perdrix (eye of the partridge), has been made by my family, using Pinot Noir grapes, for 37 years. Producing this wine requires a gentle hand and a readiness to press the juice quickly once it reaches the desired level of color. It is a true-to-the-roots style that is not a by-product of a red wine. The juice is partially fermented in French oak barrels, which add enough rich texture and light spice to beautifully complement the generous fruit flavors.
deep garnet; luxurious and dynamic aromas of ripe strawberry, bright cherry, and faint spicy oak and vanilla; complex palate with smooth layers of rich red currants and baking spice flavors with light smoke, earth, and leather; balanced, velvety texture and supple tannins carry the through to a lingering succulent finish
moderate cherry and soft fruit on the nose and mild fruit fwd in the mouth with a balanced tanin characteristic
A medium body with a taste of blackberries and cherries at the front. Finishes clean and very smooth.
7/29/10 with black bean quesadillas. Very fruity. Cherry & spice. Very smooth. Great value.
Very drinkable. Good with goat cheese, mushrooms, etc. Smooth and slightly earthy.
good nose, very smoky and dark fruit, plum, cherry, not wonderful, not bad
old world style. Great nose, smooth finish. Want more of this wine.
richer and earthier than a typical Pinot. very smooth
one of the best pinot we have had
light body; nice fruity taste