Firm and intense. Spicy wild berry, loamy earth, dusty herb, sage and mineral notes fan out nicely, gaining depth and dimension on the long, complex finish.
Author: James Laube
Wine Advocate | Rating: 89
Slightly better is the 2006 Pinot Noir Freestone Vineyard, which is made from both Dijon and Old California Heritage clones. Aromas of underbrush, red currants, and spice are followed by a wine with more texture and flavor than the 2005.