A high quality pinot that punches well above its weight from a very good vintage that is all about varietal fruit, with enough spice and oak to satisfy all comers. Ripe cherry flavor comes through on the front of the palate and strawberry, and rhubarb fruit characters integrate with coconutty oak on the middle palate. The finish has smooth, earthy tannins.
"Crisp, fresh and inviting, with dark berry and orange peel notes weaving through fine-grained tannins, finishing with intensity."
"Pale ruby-purple in color, the 2012 Pinot Noir gives aromas of red cherries, raspberry leaves and mulberries with touches of lavender and damp earth. Medium-bodied with good concentration of red berry flavor, it possesses just the slightest herbal edge and is textured by a soft suggestion of tannins before finishing with good persistence"
The Wine Advocate
"Light red. Aromas of dried red fruits and black tea are complemented by a deeper licorice nuance. Offers bitter cherry and redcurrant flavors that gain sweetness with air. Slightly pinched on the finish, which is given grip by fine-grained tannins that slip smoothly into the fruit."
International Wine Cellar