The 2009 Justice Vineyard Pinot noir has a nose of that is dominated by nutmeg, ginger, cardamon and cassis notes with raspberry and anise notes underneath. Its lighter color belies the textural density from the moment this wine touches you palate. Mixed fruits dominate the entry framed by detailed spice and light floral notes. Best described as elegantly complex, it is seductive without being cloying or heavy and possesses great finesse and charm.
Justice Pinot noir is a great match for traditional Burgundy dishes: Coq au Vin, Boeuf Bourguignon, Oeufs en Meurette, as well as wild birds and game, sausages, mushroom and a wide variety of risottos. Drink over the next few years or age up to a decade and watch it evolve.
"Bright red. Exotically perfumed, expressive aromas of fresh red berries and flowers, with Asian spice and potpourri notes and a deeper vanillin quality in the background. Silky, seamless and focused, offering lively raspberry and cherry flavors and notes of allspice and star anise. Clean and lithe on the finish, where the red fruit and floral notes repeat strongly. This puts on weight with air and has the balance to age."
International Wine Cellar
"Here the nose is similar to that of the
Momtazi but with more elegance and a bit more spice influence. The supple yet entirely serious flavors possess a textured
and sophisticated mouth feel as the mid-palate concentration is excellent and all of the dry extract buffers the firm tannic spine
that shapes the balanced, lingering and mouth coating finish. In a word, terrific."
"A silky red, brimming with aromas and flavors of raspberry, blueberry and flowers, which persist with a hint of chalk on the long and delicate finish. Drink now through 2019. 391 cases made. "