Not at all your typical Pinot. If you love savory, dry reds, this one's for you. Rather sharp to the nose and taste when first opened, it needs a good half an hour to an hour to open up nicely. It is a deep, dark ruby in the glass. I smell dried herbs and tea on the nose with just a hint of tart plum, but don't be misled: there isn't much fruit to this wine. It is ultra dry with notes of fresh peppers and a finish tasting of iron. This wine is not child's play and is particularly edgy for a Pinot.