This elegant Pinot is medium ruby in color, and immediately gratifying in the perfume, spring rain and violet floral aromas that fill the glass. Fresh cherries and white pepper spice as well as gravel minerality and black tea are also prevalent. The mouth feel is fleshy, deceivingly full given the color. Brown sugar and crushed red currant are abundant on the palate, with soft tannin and firm acid rounding out the wine. This beautifully balanced wine will age gracefully over the next 7 years, from 2009 to 2016.
"Ultraripe, rich and concentrated, pushing black cherry and wild berry to candied apple cherry sweetness, this nonetheless delivers, with a pure, rich, concentrated core of flavors. Full-bodied and pleasantly earthy, the finish is long and persistent. Drink now through 2015. 414 cases made."