The 2009 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is deep and vibrant,
with good color and excellent clarity. Aromatically, the wine is quite open, even
opulent, a mix of velvety rose petals, violets and spices. On the palate, the texture
is lush and mouth-coating, but well-balanced. Together, they provide definition and
intensity, followed by refined, silky tannins. The finish is quite long, with beautiful
cherry notes. While the '09 will age quite well, I won't hesitate to enjoy it now!
"Firm in texture, with a grip of tannins around generous red berry, tobacco and floral flavors, which persist into the lively, deftly balanced finish. Drink now through 2017. 10,490 cases made."
"Bright red. High-pitched red berry and spice aromas are complicated by notes of candied rose, herbs and white pepper. Suave, silky and precise, offering sweet strawberry and raspberry flavors and a deeper note of bitter cherry. Nicely balanced and pure, with very good finishing clarity and length. There's something almost Chambolle-like here."
International Wine Cellar