Rainier cherries, sage and wild herbs combine with savory notes to entice the nose, while oak-derived caramel and vanilla bean complete the bouquet. Concentrated flavors of dark fruit along with raspberries, cherry and cola integrate well with broad tannins and well balanced acidity. Lingering minerals, slate and chocolate-coated cherries complete the wine. The palate is very textured with elements of nutmeg, allspice and minerals juxtaposed to notes of mountain strawberry. A refreshing tang to the finish frames the overall suppleness of this unique site. As is typical with this vineyard site, the wine will grow in character and stature as it ages in bottle and the tannins integrate.
"Full ruby. Explosively aromatic nose offers potpourri along with ripe blackberry and cherry tones. Lush and supple, with ripe, sweet cherry and dark berry flavors building and gaining spiciness in the glass. The finish is impressively focused and gently chewy, with harmonious tannins and impressive depth."
International Wine Cellar
"Complex and unusual flavors may bring you back for a second and third taste, wondering, is that red apple? Red pear? Cumin and carrots or cranberries? Meanwhile, the velvet cushion of tannins takes over, along with a mouthwatering freshness that lifts the complexity out of sweet earthiness. An intriguing pinot from a rocky, hillside vineyard planted to highly pedigreed stock: a selection said to hail from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti as well as a Pommard selection from Rochioli’s River Block."
Wine & Spirits