(2010 Vintage) Bright ruby-red. Cherry, black cardamom and licorice on the musky, deeply scented nose. Spicy and sharply focused, offering bitter cherry and black raspberry flavors that gain florality and spiciness with air. Bright and gently sweet on the finish, which lingers with very good, spicy tenacity.
Robert Parker"From the estate’s highest elevation Pinot Noir vineyard, the 2008 Pinot Noir The South Slope (all from Dijon Clone 777) boasts a dark ruby color as well as abundant amounts of dark raspberry and kirsch liqueur-like fruit intermixed with hints of forest floor and flowers. Tightly-knit in the finish, with a hint of minerality, and beautiful texture, it is a promising Pinot that should evolve for a decade."