Lavish strokes of vanilla, spice and toast lend a slightly aspirational feel to this Pinot Noir, but its undoubtedly a concentrated, solidly structured wine in need of some time to harmonize. Sumptuous red-cherry and raspberry flavors are fleshy and deep, invigorated by a crush of cranberry acidity and a cool mineral undertone. Bold, chunky tannins should meld nicely from 2025.
Anna Lee C. Iijima joined Wine Enthusiast in 2010. A former attorney turned beverage devotee, she holds a Diploma in Wine and Spirits from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust and is a student in the Masters of Wine Program. She is also an Advanced Sake Professional of the Sake Education Council with an enduring love for saké and shochu.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org