Vibrant red in color, the 2009 Pinot Noir displays a nose that is both pure and complex revealing aromas of strawberries, earthy fresh mushrooms and smoky spice. The palate is finely balanced, with a vibrant core of red fruits clad in a silky, luscious lining. A subtle textural chalkiness and fine grained tannins indicate a wine that will develop beautifully in the bottle over the next 7-8 years.
"Medium ruby-purple colored, the 2009 Pinot Noir has pronounced aromas of red cherry, warm raspberries and lavender with nuances of cinnamon stick, violets, cranberries and cloves. Medium bodied with a medium level of silky tannins, it has a good backbone of lively acidity, plenty of mouth-filling berry and spice flavors and a long finish. Drink it now to 2014+."
The Wine Advocate
"Moderately saturated medium red. Reduced, soil-inflected nose offers red fruits and pungent smoky minerality. Sweet, pliant and concentrated, with a distinctly saline quality to the complex flavors of cherry, raspberry and underbrush. Tactile, full pinot with an enticing balance of sweetness and acidity. Finishes with a fine dusting of tannins and very good length. Plenty of early appeal here, even if there's no rush to drink this."
International Wine Cellar