On the nose I get very classic Pinot Noir aromas of cherry and strawberry rhubarb. I love the meatiness of this bouquet. It almost reminds me of fruit paste or fruit glazed meats. There is also a nice mineral and wet stone component along with a touch of spice and cedar. When the wine develops in the glass there is also a noticeable plum-like characteristic.
The flavors are quiet rich and concentrated with cherry fruit taking center stage, and a secondary strawberry rhubarb pie complex towards the finish. I also notice a floral like aroma/flavor as I draw air on the wine in my mouth. The mineral component is also a flavor complexity that is quite noticeable and displays a unique sense of place and vineyard designation. It's a bit warm on the finish which bothers me but doesn't necessarily destroy my overall impression of the wine.
This is a style of Pinot that has become a little less enjoyable to me because of it's power and concentration. I tend to gravitate towards a Pinot Noir that shows a bit more subtlety. Carneros is a cooler district in Napa, but it's still Napa, and the sunshine is unveiled in the structure and body of this wine. It's a very nice representation of the place where the fruit is grown, hence I have no choice but to say it's very quality wine. 90 points