WE 90 WS 88 Pts - According to Wine Enthusiast - "Smoky cinnamon and nutmeg pierce the entry of this wine, a dense, full-bodied expression of place. Layers of rich cherry and strawberry lie over classic varietal earthiness, finishing medium in length."
According to Wine Spectator - "A vibrant offering, taut and spicy, with red plum, black cherry, anise, cedar and crushed rock notes. The tannins have grip. Should benefit from short-term cellaring. Drink now through 2020."
Winemakers Notes - "Our Carneros Pinot Noir will seduce you with lusciously ripe flavors and the texture of fine silk. 2012 was a winemaker’s dream that gave our Pinot Noir generous aromas of Bing cherry and Burgundy plum, layered with teaberry, cinnamon and vanilla nuances. Winemaker Matthew Glynn often speaks of the wine’s “emotional perfume” which, for him, brings memories of the wood of a seasoned violin. Fully ripened tannins structure the harmonious flavors, while toasted new barrels scent the finish with warm spice." 14.2% ABV.