92 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2011
Deep ruby-red. Powerful aromas of dark berries, cherry-cola and mulberry, with a sexy floral overtone. Fleshy red and dark berry preserve flavors are framed by silky tannins and
given focus and lift by a zesty mineral quality. The finish repeats the deep red fruit and mineral notes and hangs on with excellent tenacity. A distinctly rich, weighty style of pinot but it sure doesn't lack for vitality.
93 Points | Wine Spectator
It is remarkable that an industry essentially less than a half-century old could capture the attention of the American wine-buying public to the degree that California has. Powerful consumer interest in California wine is driven by two major factors. The more obvious reason is that California's best wines, which come from grapes grown in...
Read More »
Adored by critics, prized by collectors, Pinot Noir is one of most tantalizing yet temperamental varietals in the world. For many wine enthusiasts, this is part of the appeal of Pinot -- it doesn't reveal its charms easily. Pinot Noir's virtue also stems from the unique characteristics of the grape. The skins are especially delicate, which accounts for the lighter color and body of finished wine. But, despite the delicacy, the best wines have excellent backbone and...
Read More »