"Sadly, Sine Qua Non's final Pinot Noir will be the 2005 "Over and Out" Arita Hills Vineyard. That's a shame as their Pinot Noir has always been one of my favorites – always rich and full-flavored rather than a dumb-downed, wimpish, and diluted faux-French imitation. This beauty has put on considerable weight since I tasted it twelve months ago. Made from Dijon clones 115 and 777, it reveals a classic Cotes de Nuits-like perfume of damp forest floor intermixed with sweet cherries, plums, figs, and spring flowers. This could easily be mistaken for a Clos de la Roche from Morey St.-Denis, but with purer fruit and a more savory texture. Dominated by its beautiful fruit and complexity, with the oak component kept in the background, it should drink well for 8-10 years."
-Robert Parker, Wine Advocate
Smooth & Supple
I was not expecting much, but was very impressed! A bit too much forward oak, but had great fruit (on the darker side) and an excellent finish that was held up by a sufficient amount of acid. There were two of us drinking and the bottle went fast. Glad I have a few more!