WS 92 Pts - According to Wine Spectator - "Offers an exciting interplay of berry, oak, earth and spice notes. This is rich yet medium-weight, with subtle edges to the blueberry, raspberry, mocha and fresh-turned earth flavors, ending with a tasty melted black licorice aftertaste. Drink now through 2020."
According to Wine Enthusiast - "This has a very deep-red color with a reddish-purple rim, followed by very ripe, jammy aromas like boysenberry jam with spicy, smoky oak accents. Flavors are ripe, effusive and nearly sweet, as the wine goes for broke in terms of well-ripened grape flavors and generous helpings of sweet-spicy oak."
Winemakers Notes - "Our silky and supple Pinot Noir shines with the best offered by three of California's most notable coastal regions. You're probably familiar with them--Sonoma, Monterey and Santa Barbara counties. Discover lifted fruit aromas of ripe strawberry, cherry and spicy vanilla notes followed by bold and expressive boysenberry, plum, toasty mocha and sweet oak for complexity and depth on the palate. We age this wine in 100% French oak barrels. Pitch perfect with any number of food dishes." 13.8% ABV.