The 2008 Grande Cuvée Pinot Noir delivers suave aromas of macerated cherries, blackcurrant, spices and cigar box. The flavors are fresh and juicy, showing ripe black cherries and cassis, framed by a long spicy aftertaste with a vibrant structure. Enjoy this complex yet easily approachable wine now or cellar for up to 7 years. Pairs well with Northwest-inspired cuisine, like salmon, duck or mushrooms.
"Forest floor scents mingle with high-toned, ripe strawberry notes in this stylish wine. Its flavors are savory, with a brambly fruit component and just a hint of salted plum informing the finish. It has the savor for mushroom pizza with a dash of shaved truffles."
Wine & Spirits
"Ripe and generous, offering a big mouthful of blackberry and blueberry flavors on a refined, deftly balanced frame, this is broad without a lot of weight. There’s a hint of mineral on the finish. Best from 2012 through 2018.—
"Vivid ruby. Expansive, seductive bouquet of raspberry, cherry compote, potpourri and spicecake. Juicy red fruit flavors are braced by zesty acidity and pick up a peppery, spicy quality on the back end. This racy, precise pinot finishes with very good punch and lingering red berry and floral notes."
International Wine Cellar