The dark ruby color speaks of other noble varietals, yet the delicate and integrated palate reminds one of the slopes of Burgundy. Primary fruits of blueberry and blackberry envelope your senses. A distinct salinity adds length to the bouquet while lending a weight to the palate. Supple mouth feel that is refreshing and expressive of dense summer fruits and wild berries. This wine is a perfect marriage of complexity, richness, and accessibility. With its lower alcohol and balanced acidity, it has an ideal aging potential.
"Brilliant ruby-red. Pungent, spice- and floral-accented cherry and black raspberry aromas are complicated by notes of spicecake, sassafras and dried rose. Juicy and precise on the palate, offering sweet red and dark berry flavors that put on weight with air. Packs a serious punch but shows impressive balance and finesse, finishing spicy, floral and very long, with sneaky tannins adding grip. This assertively flavored pinot checks in at 12.9% alcohol, by the way."
International Wine Cellar