($70) Deep red. Pungent, mineral-dominated bouquet evokes dark berries, cherry and bitter chocolate. Chewy and deep in dark fruit flavors, picking up suave baking spice qualities with air. Finishes sweet and round, with excellent persistence. This has serious cling.
Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: November/December 2007
Wine Spectator | Rating: 90
Smoky oak, herb, sage and cedary wood notes fold in nicely with ripe cherry and berry fruit, making this an elegant, complex, stylish, well-proportioned wine that drinks well now. Fine-grained tannins show on the finish. 546 cases made.
Author: James Laube
Wine Advocate | Rating: 89
The 2005 Pinot Noir Rosemary's Vineyard has an impressively saturated dark ruby color and represents a cuvee of just under 6,700 bottles. Dominated by oak, forest floor, and spice at present, with the fruit somewhat subdued, it is also tightly knit, medium-bodied, and austere, but all the right stuff is there for it to age into a graceful Pinot Noir. How good it can become is almost impossible to tell given this kind of vintage character, but I think my notes will prove to be conservative. It certainly needs 2-3 years and should last well over a decade.