Flavors of orange marmelade and butterscotch are satisfying, and hang on a medium-sized, taut frame, but fade into a woody finish. Smells like a tropical cocktail—cream, vanilla, peach, and a hint of orange liqueur. A pretty tasty wine, particularly for its moderate price.
Shows plenty of spicy, toasty-oak character, but there's enough tart berry fruit (mulberries, perhaps?) to support the wood treatment. It's medium in body, with soft tannins and reasonable length on the finish. Drink now-2012.
This wine is a rare find, a good value in the world of Pinot Noir. Tightly packed fruit vies for aromatic supremacy with coconut notes while the palate is dense and full-bodied, with good depth of flavor. The medium finish is mostly plum pudding but flirts with a touch of jam. Drink now to one year. Would pair well with roasted lamb.
Pigeage is the old-fashioned method of using human feet to press the grapes. This will give you softer tannins because you won’t get any bitterness from breaking the seeds. This wine is very smooth with a balanced mouthfeel. The aromas of green olives and black pepper contrast the flavors of red berries and a touch of stemmyness. Drink now till 2005.
The nose carries cologny, sugary aromas. It starts off lively in the mouth, and feels weightier as it goes; has light flavors of yellow stone fruit, punctuated by flavors of the stone alone.
Starts off with warm, inviting aromas of peach and ripe pear, blending in some nutmeg and clove. But the palate doesn’t deliver on the early promise, lacking flavor and finishing spicy but short.