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Incredibly balanced, showing rich, ripe black cherry notes on the nose. Faint hints of sweet oak, cassis, and chocolate create inviting aromas. Flavors lean toward deep plum, fringed with leather, and notes are accented by the characteristic forest floor bouquets , typical of our vineyard terroir. The velvety, luscious texture stays with you through the finish, showing the complexity of this wonderfully extracted Pinot Noir.
93 points, Wine Enthusiast (9/1/13): "...There’s a huge heart of cherries and currants, and the balance of acids and tannins is superb..."
91 points, Connoisseurs' Guide (June 2013): "...It plays elements of toasted brioche and cola against a full measure of ripe, dark-cherry fruit, and it is enlivened by just the right note of firming acidity..."
91 points, Richard Jennings, rjonwine.com (4/25,13): “Very dark black tinged red violet color; aromatic, ripe black cherry, black raspberry, mulberry nose; tasty, rich, ripe mulberry, ripe black cherry, black raspberry, graham cracker and caramel palate with sweet tannins and good acidity..."
Just 220 cases made.
This wine was recently featured in The California Wine Club's wine of the month club.