Deep ruby/purple tinged color. Lovely mix of sweet and savory aromas: black raspberry, alpine strawberry then olive, tobacco and mint, a fragrant lily note. Bright palate entry then immediately dark and brooding. Truffle, soy, leather, an edge of herbal cola. Then fruit intensity: blueberry, cassis and raspberry. Mineralinfused. Structured, focused back end. Drink between 2012 and 2020.
"Bright ruby. Sexy, intense perfume of red berry liqueur, Asian spices and incense, with a smoky topnote. Sappy, penetrating and pure, offering juicy raspberry and cherry flavors that put on weight in the glass. Suavely blends richness and vivacity, with excellent clarity of flavor. Alluringly sweet and seamless in texture, with superb length."
International Wine Cellar
"The 2010 Pinot Noir Eoin Stage Vineyard jumps from the glass with exuberant dark red fruit, smoke, tobacco, licorice and incense. At times a touch gamy and wild, the 2010 nevertheless has plenty of fruit, not to mention tremendous appeal. The style is juicy and forward, yet structured. Freshly cut roses and violets add lift on the finish. Winemaker Andy Smith used 30% whole clusters here, but the 2010 is really about balance and harmony first and foremost."
Vinous / Antonio Galloni