You have to consider the vintage to understand this Pinot, which comes from prime, southern valley terroir. It was very hot, the earliest harvest ever, and it was difficult for vintners to achieve total balance. The '04 Ted's Vineyard is certainly forward in cherries, cola, spice and chocolate, and it has a nice, silky mouthfeel. But it lacks the acidic crispness that makes for balance. Drink now.