I would rate this 3 1/2 stars. It is a very lights and fruit forward pinot noir. I would recommend letting the wine stand for a while. You can really taste the difference. I bought this bottle for $23 locally. It was a great deal!
Found at Binny's for $23 which makes me feel even better about this tasting. Definitely on the lighter side with an initial sweetness just like the label says. Slight licorice, coffee and of course cherry. Very easy to drink and a good quality Pinot. Still need a little more body and harmony for my taste. Definitely worth a try though if you like lighter, fruity Pinots.
I had this on Saturday night and had really high expectations for it, always a bad idea right? Just as risky, I paid $15 bucks for a glass, knowing full well it retails for 30 bucks. Needless to say, I'd gladly pay $15 again if I see it on a wine list. Here why: true to the vintage this was a GREAT wine, amazing juiciness, matched by pitch perfect acidity and the most elegant tannins around at any price point. Gorgeous color, the prettiest darn thing. Cherries and spices against cedar. WOW. More please.