Dark garnet in color, with some blue tones the 2011 Estate Cuvee offers attractive floral aromas of rose petal, violet and cassis bud followed by bright red fruits and hints of spice. This is a well-balanced wine with polished tannins, bright acidity and a juicy finish. Strawberry, raspberry and red licorice permeate the palate on entry and evolve into herbal flavors and a touch of pepper. An extraordinarily versatile style of Pinot Noir that will pair well with everything from grilled salmon, to roasted chicken, to pulled-pork sandwiches, to coq au vin and beef carpaccio. Very approachable now and for another 5 years; its exceptional balance makes it a good candidate for aging at least 10 years.