The cooler 2010 growing season has produced a classic expression of Pinot Noir with beautiful layers of cherry, raspberry, cedar, clove and cinnamon, as well as more floral notes of rose and carnation. Though the tannins are creamy, rich and fine-grained, there is a bright acidity that penetrates the tannins and keeps the wine light and lively. While the wine's energy and hightone red-fruit notes are a constant from start to finish, deeper notes of chocolate, moist earth and forest floor offer balance and add complexity. A great wine that's reminiscent of the exceptional 2007 vintage.
"A subtle, seductive style with understated plum and black cherry, touches of mineral and cedar. Gains richness and depth, ending with a burst of flavor. Drink now through 2020. "
"There's lots to like in this Pinot Noir, which is a blend of fine vineyards throughout the appellation. It's dry, silky and tart, with flavors of wild cherry, cranberry, softened cola, sautéed mushroom and new oak. Give it a bit of decanting."