Appellation: Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County
Rated 95 points by Stephen Tanzer`s International Wine Cellar: Deep red. Brooding aromas of dark cherry, raspberry, spices, menthol, graphite, minerals and wild underbrush, all lifted by a floral topnote. Wonderfully sweet yet at the same time light on its feet: this saturates the entire palate without giving any impression of weight. There`s a captivating wildness to the wine`s very intense raspberry and griotte cherry flavors. Finishes with extremely fine tannins and palate-staining perfume. A great example of Sonoma Coast pinot noir that reminded me of a Musigny. This cuvee represents a selection of a few rows at the center of the block, where the berries and clusters are smaller.