91 PTS - Wine Enthusiast
The striking crimson hue of this Pinot Noir is eye-catching, to say the least. On the nose, an opulent bouquet of sweet oak and cinnamon dance with elements of strawberry, blackberry and clove. A deep, medium-bodied presence of dark chocolate, vanilla, blackberry, and black tea spread elegantly across the palate, lending to a complex, lingering finish. Enjoy now until 2034.
Following on the heels of a cold winter, early spring was very wet with double our typical precipitation in March. Rapidly warming temperatures in April led to buds breaking almost a week early – these favorable conditions continued, leading to very strong fruit set after a mid-June bloom. The abundance of fruit allowed for meticulous hand thinning; only the fruit meeting stringent quality parameters was allowed to ripen. Excellent weather continued throughout the summer, resulting in excellent ripening conditions. Moving into late summer/early fall the grape clusters were in outstanding condition which combined with unusually dry conditions allowed for extended hang time and enhanced flavor development.
|Wine Style||Red Wine|