Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines58% Chardonnay; 34% Pinot Noir; 8% still Pinot Noir. Here is a Rose that is at once both fairly fruity and long on the rich and toasty contributions of autolyzed yeast. It hints at a bit of aged complexity in both scent and taste, and, while it drifts to acidy tartness on the latter palate, its ample flavors show very good length. If bright and lively, it has reached its absolute peak, and it needs nothing in the way of additional age.
Wine SpectatorRating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/15/04
Wine NewsRating: 94/100 - As reviewed by The Wine News