Dark in color, this is deliciously shy at first, with cherry and raspberry notes peeping out first, followed by an earthy, almost minty roundness. The vineyard is known for its Rhône varieties, and this Pinot has a Syrah-like tinge of peppery spice and bigness in the mouth. With further cellaring or decanting, it will find its Pinot soul.
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Reviews wines from California.
Contributing Editor Virginie Boone has been with Wine Enthusiast since 2010, and reviews the wines of Napa and Sonoma. Boone began her writing career with Lonely Planet travel guides, which eventually led to California-focused wine coverage. She contributes to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat
and Sonoma Magazine
, and is a regular panelist and speaker on wine topics in California and beyond.