The aromas of Bing cherries, wild berry fruits, root beer, mocha and rose petal begin your journey. The affluent, round tannins allow this medium-bodied wine to exemplify flavors of pie cherries, plum, earth, sassafras, fennel and burnt caramel that were seen in the 2006 vintage. Much of the fruit is from Westside Road vineyards, and the higher natural acidity helps the clean, lingering finish to end with hints of berry pie.
"Sweet wild berry scents of raspberries and strawberries balance the earthy mushroom and peppercorn savor of this pinot noir. That simple balance of fruit and earth lasts, smooth and ready for roast duck. "
Wine & Spirits
"Deep red. Fresh red berry, orange peel and baking spice aromas offer very good clarity, taking on a floral quality with air. Vibrant redcurrant and wild strawberry flavors are light on their feet, with tangy citrus peel and white pepper adding verve. Finishes sweet, clean and brisk. Cabral told me that this is virtually all Russian River Valley fruit, and that 40% of the grapes were estate-grown. "
International Wine Cellar