A very nice, easy-drinking Pinot marked by cola, cherry, coffee and spice flavors that’s fancy without being particularly complex. It possesses a silkiness and dryness that make it a versatile companion to a wide range of foods. From Flora Springs.
This is Toad Hall’s Meritage-style Bordeaux blend, 50-50 Cab and Merlot, and while it doesn’t have much depth, it appeals instantly for a rich array of flavors. Cherries, blackberries, cassis, mocha, mushu plum sauce—all of it slightly sweetened, but tannic enough to qualify as dry. Drink now for its youthful babyfat.
There’s lots of rich, ripe Pinot fruit in this wine. The flavors range from black and red cherries to black raspberries and blackberries, with cola and coffee notes and a coating of toasty oak. Has a simple sweetness throughout.
This is a fundamentally good Pinot. It fulfills the requirements of a silky texture and firm acids, and is fully dry. The oak seems outsized compared to the modest fruit, and the wine turns rather rough on the finish.