A sensational offering, the 2004 Pinot Noir Blue Slide Ridge was made from Dijon clones 115, 667, and 777. Its black cherry, raspberry, blueberry, spring flower, forest floor, and underbrush-scented bouquet is followed by a full-bodied Pinot with superb flavor definition and intensity. This extraordinary Pinot Noir unquestionably resembles some of the grand crus from the Domaine de la Romanee-Conti. Drink it over the next 10-12 years.
"Once again, the 2004 Pinot Noir Blue Slide Ridge, which always comes from Dijon clones, displays extraordinary Vosne-Romanee-like notes of forest floor and blue and black fruits intermixed with some truffle, smoked meats, and root vegetables. Dark, round, and lush, this sumptuous Pinot Noir is a hedonistic/intellectual thrill ride that should be drunk over the next 6-8 years.
The Wine Advocate
"Good red-ruby. Vibrant, highly nuanced aromas of raspberry, blueberry liqueur, smoke, flint and flowers. Round, shapely and concentrated; a step up from the Three Sisters in intensity, energy and thrust. The dark fruit flavors show an enticing sappy quality. Finishes very long, fresh and gripping, with fine tannins.
International Wine Cellar