WA 88 W&S 88 Pts - According to Wine Advocate - The 2011 Pinot Noir emerges from the glass with plums, black cherries, menthol, cloves and dried herbs. The 2010 impresses for its textured, layered personality. There is plenty of depth, resonance and sheer character in the glass. This racy, super-ripe Pinot is best suited for drinking over the next few years. It is another delicious wine for the money. The fruit is sourced from a variety of vineyards in the Central Coast, Sonoma and Carneros. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2016.
According to Wine & Spirits - Snappy fruit lifts this wine past the overt, smoky imprint of its oak, resulting in a bright, spicy, raspberry-tinted pinot noir that’s easy to drink.
Tasting Notes - 2011 was a year of trade offs; light yields but with big, intense flavors. The 2011 Layer Cake Pinot Noir has layers of dark berries, ripe plums and big juicy black cherries wrapped in a glycerol-creamy mouthfeel. This is a big Pinot Noir and calls for smoky meats and rich fish…enjoy!