It is forward and textural, almost spritzy, with a lively mouthfeel and flavors of cola, tomato leaf and herb. More old Oregon in style, it is nonetheless concentrated and balanced, albeit brawny and rough around the edges. Lots of flavor for those who like their Pinot to take a little walk on the wild side.
Right away this wine seems bigger, chunkier and more fruit-forward than some of the more refined, backward bottlings from this winery. Big strawberry, raspberry and cherry fruit flavors are backed with balanced tannins and some higher alcohols that leave a little burn in the back of the throat.