The aromas are filling the room as I sit here typing and my mouth is starting to water so lets get into it! On the nose I get beautiful red currant, red cherry, licorice, spice, pepper, and light hints of oak. There is also a touch of earth and a very faint hint of vegetable, though I can't quite depict what kind of veggie.
The wine continues onto the palate with it's bright red fruits such as cherry, red raspberry, and perhaps a touch of cranberry. There is also a distinct mineral character and some really nice spice that I believe comes from the barrel aging.
This is without a doubt cold weather Pinot Noir and it shows with its elegance and subtle fruit character combined with it's crushed-stone minerality. The texture is soft and light but the wine is dry and finishes with a touch of tannin and acidity. The wine is well made but I think it lacks the "it" factor and a bit of body on the palate. 88 points