Deep red color and very good natural clarity; please note how aromatically perfumed this wine is. A first for Aubert, aromatics of cherry cola that they only have in this bottling! Varietal correct aromatics are very apparent in this wine. Initially, Mark Aubert finds blood orange, cinnamon, a lot of sweet-wet leaves and clay soil abound from the glass. After the primary fruits change then there are the tell tale red Burgundy signatures of a great vintage in the Cote du Nuits. Across the palate you feel the ripeness and how suave the 2009 vintage is. The wine finishes with some acid structure that will allow further development in the bottle.
"The 2009 Pinot Noir Ritchie Vineyard wraps around the palate with layers of deep black cherries, cola, spices and French oak. This is a big Ritchie endowed with gorgeous textural depth and a refined, sweeping finish. The influence of the Calera clone is felt in the wine's weight and density."
Vinous / Antonio Galloni
"Rich and expansive, with layers of black licorice, dried berry, sage and smoke flavors. Slow to unfold, but reveals a fresh-turned earth aftertaste as it does. Best from 2013 through 2023."