Medium red with ruby highlights. Very fresh, highly aromatic nose combines blackberry, black cherry, violet and crushed rock. Juicy and tightly wound on first taste but essentially creamy in the middle palate, displaying lovely black fruit and floral perfume. Very fine-grained and long, finishing with firm tannins, well-integrated acidity and resounding savory and mineral qualities. Just a tad warm today at 13.5% alcohol but this should turn out very well.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: January/February 2013
Burghound | Rating: 92
There is even better aromatic complexity with the red and black pinot fruit adding breadth in the form of stone and spice nuances, both of which are also present on the suave, sophisticated and strikingly refined flavors. There is good mid-palate concentration and excellent length to the moderately austere and somewhat linear finish. This will require all of a decade to reveal its full potential.