This is a great American Pinot Noir. It is world class in complexity, richness and aging potential. Dark ruby/purple with an extraordinary nose of forest floor, spring flowers, plums, black currants and sweet cherries. The wine is full bodied, very rich and quite tannic. The tannins are balanced by the cascade of fruit as well as the pure opulence and richness of the wine. The yields were very low, the wine super concentrated and this is a wine built for the long term. We recently tasted this wine with our barrel broker along side some top grand cru red Burgundies and it was by far the best wine of the group.
"Lithe, supple style has a meaty edge to the dead-ripe blackberry, strawberry and plum flavors, all beautifully balanced with fine-grained tannins as it lasts on the finish."
"Bright ruby-red. Tangy wild berries, cola, meat and pungent oak scents on the nose. Dense, thick and fat, but with more energy, spice and depth than the Shea Vineyard bottling. Delivers the flavor intensity of this very promising vintage. Spicy, building finish. Serious pinot."
International Wine Cellar