($48) Dark red. Dark cherry, dark chocolate, smoke and underbrush on the nose. Broad and rich, with a glyceral texture and flavors of cherry, spices and earth.A supple, sweet, rather full-bodied pinot that struck me as a bit old-fashioned.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: January/February 2007
Wine Spectator | Rating: 88
A ripe, jammy style, with black cherry, wild berry and raspberry fruit that has a spicy edge, ending with a dash of nutmeg.
Drink Dates: 2007-2010
Author: James Laube
Burghound | Rating: 89
An elegant and high-toned red pinot fruit nose with subtle hints of sandalwood and spice complements the rich, detailed and very fresh middle weight flavors that possess a seductive texture as the mouth feel is quite silky, all wrapped in a nicely long finish with real style and grace. The only nit that holds this back from ascending to the next level is noticeable backend warmth and while I hasten to add that it is definitely not intrusive, it is also not invisible. Still, all in all a lovely effort and worth a look as this is very pinot in character, not to mention utterly delicious. In sum, save for the warmth, I quite liked this.
Nice nose of asian spice, rhubarb and cherries coupled with some subtle hints of cola and cinnamon. On the palate it was very smooth with bright acidity and silky tannins. Medium bodies with the alcohol well under control by the fruit. Needs a bit more time to come together but pretty good right now.