The 2011 Estate Pinot Noir is light ruby in color with aromas of raspberry, briar, Bing cherry, iron and earth. The palate shows
berry and black cherry along with a spicy, sassafras-like note, and a hint of dried fruit. The 2011 is a bit lighter in weight than our typical estate Pinot, but still has wonderful intensity of flavor, with a long, earthy finish.
"The dark ruby-colored 2011 Pinot Noir Estate Carneros offers
pleasant cherry, raspberry and strawberry fruit, Burgundian-like,
soft forest floor notes, medium body, a round personality, soft
tannins and fresh acids."
The Wine Advocate