Burghound | Rating: 90An expressive and attractively layered nose is comprised of dark berry liqueur, menthol and soft spice nuances. There is very good concentration to the suave and opulent large-scaled flavors that brim with dry extract before terminating in a mouth coating finish that offers fine depth and excellent persistence. This is not an especially elegant wine, indeed it's robust and muscular but for those who enjoy power pinot in a style that is not over the top, this would make a good choice.Author: Allen Meadows
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90Dark ruby. Musky cherry and dark berry aromas are complicated by notes of anise and dark chocolate. Nicely concentrated but slow to open up, offering deeply pitched bitter cherry and blackberry flavors and a touch of licorice. Youthful tannins add grip to the penetrating finish, which leaves a bitter cherry pit note behind. Seems very young right now but holds promise. (JR)Author: Josh RaynoldsIssue: May/June 2013
Wine Advocate | Rating: 89The 2011 Pinot Noir is an attractive mid-weight offering laced with dark red cherries, flowers, sweet spices and licorice. Underlying veins of minerality frame the vibrant, nicely delineated finish. The 2011 is already a touch forward, so I wouldn't hang on to it too long, but it should drink nicely for at least a handful of years.Author: Antonio Galloni
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 364 bottles owned
- 19 collectors