The aromas of blackberry, blueberry, plum, cola and mushrooms come to life in the glass. Rich, fat and broad tannins harmonize the focus of berry and spice flavors across the palate. Very classic Flax vintage with better acidity which adds a sophistication and sexiness to the wine. Ageing this wine for 6 or 7 years will only bring into focus the black fruits and spicy flavors that will develop nicely across your palate.
"A sip is all it takes to fall in love with this potent Pinot Noir. Big tannins and crisp acidity make it hard to appreciate now, but there's a gigantic core of cherries and raspberries, with a firm minerality from the soil. Will develop bottle complexity over the years. Don't even think of popping the cork before 2015.
"Glass-staining ruby. Lively, complex aromas of cherry compote, licorice, black tea and violet. Youthfully taut on entry, then suaver and silkier with air, showing excellent intensity and depth to its bitter cherry, black raspberry and spicecake flavors. Displays impressive volume without excess weight and finishes sappy and long, with well-integrated tannins. This young but very refined pinot will reward patience."
International Wine Cellar
"This charming effort is plump and generous, with polished, lingering supple black cherry and blueberry fruit. Drink now through 2020. 487 cases made."