This is the last one of these. It's been 4 years since opening the last one as I thought this could use some time. Man, the time has really done this one well. I am actually a fan of this producer with regard to their budget pinot. 20 bucks and you get a good crowd-pleaser. Although I don't know if I would buy this since my palate has changed since purchasing these, I have to respect this for being a great higher end pinot that does showcase Carneros pinot very well. Still has a lot of robust, sweet raspberry fruit almost like a raspberry tea Graham cracker. A very rounded front. Just about as full-bodied as traditional Pinot gets. A little bit of mint, herbs. Finishes with very good acidity but the acidic nature is starting to fade. This was consumed all by itself, so it actually was a very nice characteristic as it allowed the raspberry to fade out a bit and not end so abruptly. I wouldn't trust this one to really drink so well three or four years from now. But it is really good now! — 21 days ago
Took a bit to open up but great. Notes of plum, cherry, grape and oak. Great with pasta — 7 days ago
Fresh red fruit and pepper...a pleasant contrast to much of Washington State Malbec. — a month ago
Complex and regal nose of red cherry, raspberry, lightly candied strawberry, clove, light anise, brown sugar, and hint of crushed rocks. Palate is supple and compact, showing more finesse of earthy minerality, with streaking acidity. Fine grained tannins is a bit chewy for a PN.
A well balanced PN that captures the essence of the SLH AVA. — 12 days ago
This has such a aromatic nose of alpine strawberry pie..
Medium to heavier bodied this mostly Cab Franc shines with boysenberry, the slightest hint of vanilla, herbs of thyme, saffron. Little acidity, and the tannins have faded as well. A very clean wine, and a winery worth stocking.
Another winner from Washington state. — 20 days ago
Another solid Pinot we can "go to". — 15 days ago