An elegant, supple and stylish wine. Vibrant aromas of black cherries, brown sugar, spices, rose petals, vanilla and typical "Pinot Noir dust". Initial spicy flavors of nutmeg and barrel toast with ripe flavors of strawberries and cherries and mineral overtones. The mouth feel is soft, round and warm in sensation with and almost sweet and juicy impression of ripe fruit. The finish is long with lingering flavors of spices, well integrated oak, ripe sweet tannins and good acidity.
Wonderful with grilled fish, lamb, beef, wild game and turkey. Serve at slightly less than room temperature.
The oak dominates making this a very small taste wine. I have several wonderful bottles of Pinot Noir from the Vineyard directly but they are more expensive and fantastic. This offering simply disapoints, and you could tell the lack of eveything from the smell of the cork onward.
I loved this wine. Good nose, and a very smooth finish. Worth the money.