Made from organic grapes, this Chard has tremendously forward fruit flavors, ranging from ripe white peaches to tropical mangoes and guava. It’s also well-oaked and juicy in acids. It’s a powerhouse that, despite its age, tastes fresh and lively.
This is a very dry, high-acid Pinot that comes across as a bit lean and angular right now, with coffee and cola flavors that just hint at cherries. But the fruit is there. Give it a year or two to settle down and express its complexity.
With this one you never get totally past the sulfuric, heavily buttered-up start. From there it improves a little, showing apples, spice and light pear fruit in the mouth. In the end, however, it is an overdone wine that is heavily oaked and getting old as we speak.