On the palate, a plush, dense mouthfeel supports lush flavors of raspberry and blackberry, as well as hints of licorice and red apple skin. Oak-derived notes of clove, brown sugar and vanilla pave the way to a supple finish hinting at sweet leather and loamy earth.
Nose has cedar, cherries and plums, body is robust for a pinot, initial fruit forward character subsides in to a nice blend of tannin and earth on the end. Superb.
Smoke, earth, intense, strawberry and cherry. Nice full body for pinot. Just delicious. Love it so much. Elegant with so much flavor.
Sweet aroma with deep berries, olives, and moderate acidity blending into an intense finish.
Smooth finish, balanced fruit and acid, hint of cinnamon
By for Bill, solid standard Pinot noir
Wine Spectator(2010 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/26/2013
Wine & Spirits(2007 Vintage) This wine makes a strong first impression: a bold hit of dark berries, a cool, spicy length of flavor that’s more than just fruit. There’s an earth tone to the tannin that adds a subtle black olive-skin or black mushroom savor. And then oak makes its presence clear. Supple and juicy, this should evolve well over the next several years.
Wine Spectator(2002 Vintage) "This rich, hearty Pinot exhibits a broad, complex range of ripe black cherry, raspberry and wild berry fruit flavors that are well-defined and long and persistenton the palate, ending with a burst of flavor and ripe, supple tannins."