Wine Spectator 93 points - Refined and creamy in texture, this expressive version is driven by bright, focusing acidity, offering fruit-forward black raspberry, white cherry and peach notes, with gingerbread, chalk, candied lemon zest and honey flavors. Floral finish. Disgorged October 2011. Drink now through 2020. 1,000 cases made.
(Nov 30 2013)
Vinous 94 points - (roughly 65% pinot noir and 35% chardonnay; L12276 149): Light gold. Zesty, mineral-accented aromas of redcurrant, pear skin and white pepper, plus a suave floral overtone. Smooth, pleasantly bitter red berry skin and chamomile flavors stain the palate, with complementary hints of blood orange and anise gaining strength with air. This powerful yet lithe wine finishes with outstanding cut, length and toasty persistence.
Wine Spectator 94 points - An exotic nose of jasmine, graphite and orange liqueur leads to rich flavors of ripe black cherry, poached pear, grated coconut and toast on the refined palate. Drink now through 2030.-A.N. (Sep 9 2015)