(2014 Vintage) Deep ruby red in color with intriguing aromas of sun-warmed blackberries, ripe plums, with hints of black licorice. A complexity of dark berry fruits unfold on the palate; blackberries and bing cherries along with dark chocolate flavors. Vanilla and cedar oak undertones on the mid-palate further enhance the wine. The overall impression is rich with refined tannins, firm acidity and explosive layers of ripe fruit.
This is for me the starting point of decent Pinot's. Big, yet gentle on the palate. It's subtle cultured / curd flavor is beautiful & yet unique. A hint of melon, strawberry is evident, but depends much of course on the person(s) enjoying. Worth every penny.
fruit driven. grips at first needs decanting. delicious. dark brooding Pinot. not a lightweight.
Robert Parker(2005 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 168
Wine Advocate(2005 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 168 on Dec-06
Wine Spectator(2006 Vintage)