A dark, rich Carneros Pinot Noir with elegant aromas of cherry, raspberry, roses and milk chocolate. Powerful yet refined, this wine displays a silky texture wrapped around layers of vibrant fruit
which is enhanced by spicy notes of cedar, clove, bay and cumin. Excellent structure provides
both mid-palate weight and a long persistent finish. The wine's bright acidity bodes well for its
long-term aging potential. Although delicious now this is a big, concentrated Pinot Noir that will
benefit from additional time in bottle.
I had my doubts as I sampled the first bottle, but I have received many complements when I have shared this with friends. It is a Carneros Pinot of the first order.
smooth and peppery finish for a Pinot; fruit on the finish
Big & Bold
Tasted twice ~ Although still quite fruity it at least tasted like a Pinot Noir this time (vs. A Sirah last time). It had the Pinot nose that I can never get enough of. The additional year was kind to this wine, and I think it had another year or two left in it if one desired to wait. It did trail off slightly toward the end of the bottle, so I believe we opened it at the right time. Good stuff, but I'm still a bigger fan of the old-world style.