International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92(made with 50% whole clusters): Vivid red. Fresh red berries, flowers and Asian spices on the nose and palate. Shows impressive energy and focus but doesn't lack for flavor impact. Racy and appealingly pure pinot, with excellent finishing clarity and length.Author: Josh RaynoldsIssue: May/June 2013
Burghound | Rating: 89Brilliant ruby color. An exuberantly expressive nose offers up notes of cool and admirably pure aromas of essence of red cherry and pinot fruit. The middle weight flavors possess a sophisticated mouth feel while displaying lovely detail on the supple and seductively textured mid-palate, all wrapped in a dusty and solidly persistent finish. Like several of the wines in the range this is a touch of dryness that detracts mildly from the overall sense of completeness but this is still quite good.Author: Allen Meadows
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 73 bottles owned
- 24 collectors