A powerful, concentrated Pinot that displays a spicy nose of cherries and
currants, supported by charry, cedary oak. The palate builds in intensity with
plummy, cherry notes dominating. The oak and tannins are well integrated,
running the length of the wine. Will develop over the following 5 years.
"Dark red. Flamboyantly aromatic nose offers piercing notes of wild strawberry, raspberry, fresh rose, violet, magnolia and mocha; smells like a Dujac wine from the '80s, or something from Cristom. Pliant, juicy and fresh, with red berry flavors demonstrating excellent sweetness, focus and verve. This suave, silky midweight could easily be confused for a high-end Burgundy. Finishes on a spicy, peppery note, the sweet red berry flavors repeating.
International Wine Cellar
"There are only 20 cases of the 2004 Pinot Noir. However, it is an example of the potential for this varietal in the cool-climate Yarra Valley. Aged in 35% new oak, it is light ruby-colored with an alluring perfume of pain grille, smoke, earth, raspberry, and rhubarb. Light- to medium-bodied and elegantly styled, this Pinot has a velvety texture, excellent depth, and a long, sweet finish. Drink it over the next 5-7 years."
The Wine Advocate