As a pop and pour the wine has some musty funk that needed fifteen minutes to blow off, the fruit is nearly all dark cherry and preserved berries...dark from the mid-palette through finish leaving a faux sticky sweet sensation. I found the wine a bit unctuous, like some glycerin pervading the mouthfeel andnprolongingnthe sense of sweetness. I'm not a fan of the styke of this wine; I know Rick Moshin always wants to experiment with each of fifty-teen vineyards (which made collecting his wine an inventory nightmare and is no small part of why I stopped collecting his stuff) but I don't like the approach he took here. Truly this wine exhibits flavors a Pinot should not exhibit. There are plum sensations one migh expect from Languedoc and some pepper like that of Granacha....sorry but not a fan. Thankfully, as Rick makes so many wines, I have limited inventory of this one.