"A purple robe of color and aromatic fruit covers this big, velvet-textured pinot. It's heavy with extract, the red cherry flavors underlain by dark tannins that close it off in chocolate and earthiness. The tannins will need years to meld, but there's plenty of cherry fruit to absorb and last through them."
St. Clair Pinot Noir is defined by an elegant and refined character rather than profound tannin. Deep, rich aromas of leather, tar and cherry are touched with the sweet embrace of toast. Lightness at first in the mouth builds up with fresh-crushed berries on the long finish. It pares exquisitely with roasts,particularly lamb. Cellar up to 2005.