The most complete and impressive in the lineup, the smoking good 2011 Pinot Noir Rosemary's Vineyard, which spent 18 months on lees in 30% new French oak, offers up gorgeous raspberry, raspberry, vanilla, underbrush, assorted wild flowers and edgy minerality to go with a medium-bodied, elegant and thrillingly textured and seamless palate. Deep, layered and savory, with perfect balance and a classic, age-worthy feel, it should be given a handful of years in the cellar and enjoyed over the following decade or more. Drink 2015-2026.
Author: Jeb Dunnuck
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93
Vivid ruby-red. Lively red berries and cherry on the intensely perfumed nose, with notes of pungent flowers, Asian spices and blood orange adding complexity. Bright, racy strawberry and raspberry flavors give way to a deeper bitter cherry quality in the mid-palate, with a tangy citrus pith quality adding lift. The penetrating, gently tannic finish is alluringly sweet and floral, leaving a hint of smoky minerality behind, eventually.