The balanced crop on this vineyard in 2007 concentrated the rich tannins, filling your mouth with flavors of wild berries, cranberry, Valrhona chocolate, sweet spices and mineral. Very concentrated aromas of wild raspberry, black cherries, fresh fennel, roasted cacao beans and espresso fill your glass. One of the most expressive, yet youthful wines that will develop with time.
"Pretty tannic, with a hard edge, although it's very fruity and rich, and should soften and mellow with time in the cellar. Thoroughly dry, it shows complex flavors of wild raspberries, cherry compote, cola and spices, compounded with smoky, sweet oak. Cellar Selection."
"Bright red. Strikingly pure raspberry, wild strawberry, rose and mineral aromas are deepened by a subtle note of smoky Indian spices. Sharply focused, energetic red fruit flavors stain the palate, with silky tannins providing structure and grip. The red berry character gains strength with air and dominates the long, intensely spicy finish. One of the more graceful pinots I came across in this year's tastings."
International Wine Cellar