I love this wine! The floral nose of wild cherries, ripe boysenberries, rose petal and white truffle highlights the medium red to vibrant ruby color. The vivacious acidity and expansive tannins balance the concentrated flavors of boysenberry, cherries, pomegranates, cola, mineral, spice and forest floor. Lower yields gave way to great concentration of fruit, tannin and acidity. Very balanced and age worthy.
"Ruby-red. Explosive, nuanced aromas of candied red fruits, fresh flowers and Asian spices, with deeper cola and licorice nuances gaining power in the glass. Sappy, expansive and appealingly open-knit, offering powerful red and dark berry compote flavors enlivened by allspice and candied rose. Finishes bright and nervy, with a repeating floral quality."
International Wine Cellar
"This has the depth and substance Pinot Noir can adttain the the Russian River Valley, along with the firm balance. The blend includes fruit from the Williams Selyem Estate Vineyard on Westside Road and longtime sources nearby - Allen, Bacigalupi, Bucher and Rochioli Riverblock. The cool year (with one searing heat spike in August) produced a relatively small crop with flavor intensity. The wine carries deep scents of roses, dark herbs and woodland mushrooms, a complex fragrance emanating from dark and supple fruit. The structural tension can carry the weight of the wine as it ages, and the smooth texture makes it a pleasure to drink now."
Wine & Spirits
"Intense and well-focused on vivid wild berry and raspberry flavors, with a wild, racy edge that's expansive and gains depth and nuance. Best from 2013 through 2023."