In our Pinot Noir we are above all looking for those lots that show a balance of tannin and acid, fruit flavors that while rich, dark-red and complex, are not overblown or leaning toward the burnt jam style of Pinot you sometimes see. Our Carneros bottling delivers distinctive Pinot Noir character in a wine of power, grace and elegance.
International Wine Cellar 88 Points
Bright medium red. Expressive pinot aromas of cherry, spices, herbs and black tea complicated by licorice and mint. Spicy, smooth and pliant in the mouth; offers moderate depth and nuance but good varietal accuracy, with light herbal and minty notes providing lift. Should be flexible at the dinner table.–ST
Burghound 89 Points
A perfumed and attractively spicy nose of dark cherries, plum and floral scents is trimmed in a discreet touch of oak. There is good volume to the very rich and generous medium-bodied flavors that possess a lovely sense of complexity on the lingering finish where a hint of wood resurfaces.