This has a very impressive sense of depth and plushness with very long and deeply silky tannins that deliver a super long, super seamless and swirling, x-factor textural allure. Fresh, even-paced and intensely compelling pinot. Finishes as the name suggests.
Polished and seductive, with a bright, complex core of raspberry, violet and orange peel flavors that glides on the finish toward refined tannins.
Powerful, spice-accented dark berry, cherry cola and fruitcake aromas... Alluringly sweet and broad in the mouth, offering intense black raspberry, cherry liqueur, star anise and floral pastille flavors... Smoothly plays richness off energy and finishes supple and extremely long, with lingering mocha and cola notes and velvety tannins that add shape and subtle grip.
...bright red cherries and cranberries on the nose plus touches of blackberry preserves, shaved nutmeg and forest floor... Light to medium-bodied, it fills the mouth with warm, ripe black and red fruits and touches of baking spice, tilled earth and licorice, with fine, grainy tannins and very juicy, mouthwatering acidity, finishing very long and spicy.
...a trace of menthol on the ripe and deeply pitched plum, dark berry liqueur and beautifully spiced nose. The velvet-textured, opulently rich and highly seductive larger-scaled flavors possess very fine mid-palate density as well as excellent complexity and length on the slightly warm finish.
Aromatic and complex, this nicely detailed release has benefited from a bit of extra bottle aging. Berry, cherry and plum flavors are well integrated, buoyed by supporting acidity and a mocha barrel tone.