This medium- to full-bodied, concentrated, deeply colored Pinot Noir should have a minimum of ten to twelve years of aging potential. While not as broad or powerful as the 2002 Beaux Freres, it is richer than our highly successful 1999, and more accessible and forward than many of our cuvees, which often need one to three years of bottle age before they round into shape. As usual, this wine has been bottled with neither fining nor filtration and extremely low levels of sulfur.
"Subtle and graceful. Remarkably generous with its many layers of flavor, offering currant, raspberry, cherry, violet and mineral notes that keep echoing as the finish sails on and on. Tannins are present but should polish up with time in the cellar."
"Hazy medium red. Resinous, floral nose suggests deep raspberry, dried rose and pungent violet. Firm and dry in the mouth, with flavors of red berries and minerals. This is quite sweet but the finish is firmed by dusty, fine-grained tannins, giving an impression of elegance and poise."
International Wine Cellar