A huge, complex wine that flatters the palate with enormously rich, layered flavors of lemondrop, vanilla custard and butterscotch flavors. Fortunately, there’s crisp Central Coast acidity.
Tasted just after bottling, the wine was a little bottle-shocked, but should be fine by Summer 2010. Rich and creamy, with complex tropical fruit, buttered toast, lemondrop candy and honeysuckle flavors. An amazing 111,000 cases were produced.
With rich, candied raspberry and cherry flavors, this Pinot is saved from simplicity by good structure. The tannins are rich and fine and come in equal parts from grapes and oak barrels. Acidity is pure cool climate. Give it a little more stuffing, and the score would soar.