A best barrels blend of the winery's various vineyards, which are numerous throughout California, Niclaire shows a balance and elegance that prove Pinot doesn't have to come from a single vineyard to be great. The '05 is a delicious wine, soft and gentle and rich in flavor, yet dry and balanced. It fills the mouth with cherry pie, cassis, cola, Asian spice and smoky oak flavors that last long on the finish. This is a real crowd-pleaser, but it's not an ager. Drink now.