(From 2013 Vintage) The 2013 vintage produced an enticing expression of Pinot Noir filled withbeautiful layers of pure red fruit, excellent tannic structure and bright acidity. On the nose, and onthe palate, gorgeous layers of cranberry, raspberry and smoky strawberry dominate, withsophisticated bass notes of black tea, forest floor, cocoa and spice acting as a foil to the vivid redfruit. This is a classic expression of Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, with an appealingly dry and focusedfinish.
Wine & Spirits(From 2006 Vintage) Medium ruby-red. Captivating aromas of black fruits, violet, bitter chocolate, smoked meat and underbrush. Sweet, dense and expressive in the mouth, with briary black fruit flavors complicated by violet and meat and supported by a firm mineral spine. Tannins are firm by sweet. This is better than a "regional" pinot has any right to be, but then many Sonoma Coast vineyards carried tiny crop loads in 2005 due to poor weather during the flowering.
Wine Spectator(From 2005 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/15/06.