• MarkEngel Likes this wine: 91 points

    April 24, 2020 - Found this is my cellar as I was looking for a Pinot to pair with salmon. I was afraid this might be past it prime, but not to worry. Nice dense color with perhaps a hint of brick around the edge; hints of black fruit, a bit of earth and violets on the nose. Nice but not overpowering dark berry and cherry fruit, some nice earthiness, and a finish that started strong but died out a bit (due to age, I’d think). It reminded me why we bought this wine in the first place; it was outstanding.

  • MarkEngel Likes this wine: 93 points

    March 31, 2019 - Deep ruby color, nose of violets, a hint of smoke, and some earthiness mixed in. Dark fruit, great balance and structure, and a killer finish that lingers on. Perhaps this should have been drunk a year or two ago, but if so, I can’t imagine that it was any better. Served with broiled salmon and salad.

  • hawkeye54 wrote: 91 points

    February 11, 2017 - Hasn't changed much in a couple years. Definitely needs to be drunk. Ready to go immediately after opening.

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  • wineretriever wrote: 90 points

    April 28, 2014 - Luscious black and red fruit on the palate with tea leaves, forest floor, and lots of spice and potpourri on the nose. Palate is fruit-dominated with notes of vanilla, fresh flowers, and a slight medicinal note.

  • hawkeye54 wrote: 93 points

    April 23, 2014 - Rich and fruity. Ready to go.

  • Anonymous wrote: 93 points

    December 18, 2012 - really pretty pinot with great fruit - not a bomb

  • RedorDead wrote: 94 points

    September 4, 2011 - Beautiful dark, black cherry and berries Cal Pinot. Loads of finish.

  • KSWinegeek wrote: 92 points

    June 29, 2011 - Excellent! Dark in color for a Pinot. Attractive, Blackberry and spice nose; some cherry on palate. Balanced, approachable with nice cherry finish.

  • TPB wrote: 92 points

    March 2, 2011 - perfect pinot! initial smells of anise with cherry and blackberry. Finsh with perfect acidity and subtle fruit. Perfect with braised pork loin with brown sugar, garlic and chipolte glaze.