Tasting Notes

Deep red. Its heady, exotic perfume of deep red and black cherries, plum and raspberry is massively concentrated and pristine, with an alluring background of smoke and game. Smooth and silky but also sharply focused; voluptuous and long, reveling in the extreme power of its flavor, yet smartly bred, elegant and fine-grained. Wonderfully complex and unique, an utterly natural and effortless expression of pinot noir's schizophrenic appeal: its raw animal nature and its sophisticated fineness. Tasted July 2003. Jeremy Oliver