Layers of cherry, strawberry, black truffle, and cola are complimented by spice and graphite.
Rich and complex, with flavors of deep red fruits, leather, and smoke on the palate. Long, lingering
finish. The perfect pinot to compliment red meats, especially lamb.
"This best-of-barrels reserve shows a richness and complexity that make for compelling drinking. A mixture of several clones and selections of Pinot Noir, the wine has firm tannins, but the burst of cherries, red currants, root beer and sweet smoky oak gives it a supple, mouth-filling quality. Delicious now with decanting, and should hold and improve through 2012."
"Significantly riper than Demetria's Le Bélier bottling and reaching for the limits of excess, this wine holds back just enough to allow its concentrated black cherry fruit to remain nicely in focus. That said, there is an unmistakable syrupy quality to its fruit and a bit of ending hotness, both of which render the wine a touch less interesting than its mate."