Wine Spectator 88 points - Round and rich up front, with black pepper and vanilla-laced black cherry and raspberry flavors. A note of black tea chimes in on the persistent finish. Drink now through 2022. 1,500 cases imported.
(Jun 15 2013)
Wine Advocate 89 points - Pale ruby-purple in color, the 2011 Pinot Noir presents delicate red currant and brambleberry aromas with suggestions of lavender, thyme and black pepper. Medium-bodied and very elegant in the mouth, it delivers a good intensity of red fruit and earthy flavors framed by a medium level of chewy tannins, zesty acid and a long finish. Drink it now to 2017+. (Oct 2013)