(From 2011 Vintage) A light but nonetheless attractive Pinot Noir for drinking now. While it has little depth or complexity, it’s likable for the silky texture and soft, approachable cherry, cola, rhubarb and green tomato flavors.
From the Sonoma Coast wine region, this Pinot Noir has elegant varietal fruit character, with rich aromas and flavors of raspberry, cherry, red current and boysenberries. Hints of mushroom are supported by a subtle oak influence. This wine will evolve into a silky and smooth wine with time in the bottle. The 2009 vintage began with a mild winter and cool spring, followed by a long, moderate growing season. Heavy rains in May were followed by almost two weeks of warm, sunny days, a boon for the early flowering vines. A few heat spikes in late summer led to an early harvest ahead of October’s rain. Overall the vintage produced exceptional quality fruit with good flavors, color and complexity.
jesse says lets be generous. it's remarkable but it's good.
Delicious Pinot. Raspberry, sage, currant.
I always forget that I like this wine..
Vanilla nose with smooth finish
tried at Fieldings wine party
pretty light but tasty
- about 3 years
- about 3 years
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(From 2007 Vintage) Starting out with a deeper and more interesting nose than its Central Coast sibling, this bottling smells of vanilla, caramel and ripe berries, but, on the palate, it shows a bit of the same bony stiffness beneath its slightly richer fruit and finishes a bit curtly as that fruit fades.
Robert Parker(From 2007 Vintage)