(From 2012 Vintage) Exhibits dark black and blue fruits that drive down the center of the palate and slowly melt into all areas of the mouth. There is focused acidity and a tannic grip that carries the rich dark fruit character towards the midpalate, followed by creamy black cherry, dark plum and dried currants. There is intensity to this wine that is followed by a slow release of complex flavors and textures, leading to a long and lingering finish.
The wine shows focused black cherry, ripe currants, and blueberry in the nose, followed by intense blackberry. In the background there is a dusting of cocoa nibs and cassis. The 2013 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir first shows dark fruits that focus on the center of the palate then steadily permeates into all areas of the mouth. The focused acidity, balanced with gripping tannins, carries the rich dark fruit character toward the mid-palate, followed by lush black cherry and sealed with ripe currants. Flavors are slowly released from the wine showing a rich complexity of flavors, textures, ending with a long seductive finish.
Wine Spectator(From 2002 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/31/04