A brooding and intense wine. The aromas begin with
notes of sweet black plums, dried black cherry and lavender, then dusty cocoa and rose water. Firm, mature tannins—evidence of Ten's ageability—are followed by a long, velvety finish.
"Saturated ruby. Deep, pungent aromas of black raspberry, cherry pie, vanillin oak and smoky Indian spices. Sappy, palate-coating cherry and dark berry compote flavors show an exotic floral pastille quality and hints of clove and mocha. A distinctly rich, fleshy pinot that will aggravate Burgundy purists, but this wine makes quite a statement."
International Wine Cellar