Dusty cherry and strawberry takes center stage while those earthy-garden elements scoot a bit into the background. Throughout the meandering evolution there’s just great texture; it’s soft and inviting with some rounding salinity, with stems giving a gentle inward pull and herbal flair in the finish. This wine is young and will do a lot over a long life. There’s nothing that would make one regret opening this soon (especially if you like earthiness and structure), but decant it though or tuck it away over the next few years if you want to reveal this wine’s lurking exuberance.
Blend: 100% Pinot Noir | Alc: 13.5% | Vinification: Open top fermentation with 10% whole clusters | Barrel Aging: 15 Months in French Oak, 25% New