This is a wine that is not coy or shy. The nose is outgoing with ripe cherry fruit, sweet pomegranate, and plum, with soft notes of clove cigar, and musk. The curvy palate is lush with red cherry, Italian plum, and Marionberries. Note the pleasing floral qualities of lavender, and brown spices like nutmeg, pepper, and chestnut. With astounding acidity, and polished tannins this wine will drink well through 2017. Enjoy with a wild mushroom risotto.
91 Points, Wine Spectator
91 Points, Wine and Spirits
91 Points, Vinous
"This forward, fruit driven Pinot finishes with excellent thrust and length, and supple, late-arriving tannins."--Vinous, Josh Reynolds
"...dark, bright and racy with black cherry and tangy acidty, earthy, fresh and complex." --Tasting Panel, Anthony Dias Blue
"It is full of lush, rich fruit flavors without being a jammy fruit bomb. It’s a very in-your-face wine without being obnoxious. There is nothing shy or quiet about it." --Augusta Chronicle, Dennis Sodomka