Subtle and layered. Perfumed notes of spiced potpourri, red rose petal, rhubarb, and ripe summer strawberries. Deeper notes of blackberry and wild black raspberry lead the pallet with a great structure in a mineral driven, graphite and crushed rock. Meaty notes of beef Carpaccio and iron provide more nuances which compliments this fleshy wine of great depth, fresh acidity, and fine-grained tannins.
Wine Advocate, 92 points (Issue #202, Aug. 2012): “...impresses for its backbone and sheer depth. Black cherries, graphite, flowers and licorice are some of the many notes that flow from the glass in this exquisite, pedigreed Pinot Noir. The 2010 boasts great balance, energy and class to burn.”
92 points, Connoisseurs' Guide (Oct. 12): “...hits all of the right marks when it comes to definition and balance. Its lack of bluster comes at no cost in fruity richness, and it is as light on its feet as it is long and sustained. Its youthful buoyancy makes it attractive right now..."
Gold Medal, Mundus Vini, Deutschland 2012
A mere 82 cases were made.
Recently featured in The California Wine Club's wine of the month club.