Dark berry, earthy, and spicy aromas. In the mouth, the rich tannin structure creates a nicely textured wine with classic Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir flavor characteristics.
Wine Enthusiast(2006 Vintage)
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(2005 Vintage) Sweet oak smelling of roasted vanilla beans with a hint of creme caramel joins with ripe cherries and whispers of raspberry in this wine's medium-volume and fairly open aromas, and that same sense of openness shows up in the wine's fairly rounded, slightly soft-edged texture and flavors. On the whole, it is well-balanced and ready to enjoy today.