Any New World Pinot lover would be hesitant to deliver a rating less than that which I am offering here. Medium ruby, fresh and delightfully fruity (yet amazingly complex), it delivers dried berry, allspice, earth, cola and cocoa aromas and flavors. Spicy and solid in the middle, it concludes with impressive length. This Pinot will never be confused with Burgundy, but sophisticated Pinot it is! Drink now-2016.
Medium ruby color. Really fantastic nose of cranberry, bright cherry, baking spices and some orange scented black tea. Really fantastic. Mostly tart red fruit flavors on the palate along with more of the baking spice and tea notes. Mouth watering acidity, silky mouthfeel and a long, caressing finish. Really just a great bottle of Cali pinot and I love the fact that these wines are traditionally under 13%, which is how pinot noir should be in my opinion.
Slow oxed for an hour and drunk over the following two. Initially, very exciting nose and palate attack. Perfectly composed/balanced sweet, dark red fruits with gorgeous mouthfeel. Finally, a Cali Pinot that isn't marred by overripe fruit and/or alcohol? Not so fast, with more air some pretty hot alcohol comes through strongly on the mid palate and finish. Such a shame!
Subtle aromas. Sea breeze, fresh linen, soft medium bright cherries, some touches of white peppercorn and creamed corn kernels. Palate again shows feminine fruit and very soft styling. It's elegant and full of finesse. Caresses palate. Nice finish though maybe wanted a touch more nuance.
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