2009 PINOT NOIR: SYMPOSIUM - SOLD OUT
Vivid aromas of dark fruit with tiers of dusty cedar and black tea notes introduce this firm, focused, intense Pinot Noir. The 3% of Pinotage adds layers of sandalwood and earthy bramble to the concentrated core of dark berry, wild berry and black plum. There is purity to the finish where the vineyard’s signature minerality and acidity accompany the expansive fruit with great finesse.
★★★★★ EXCEPTIONAL - RESTAURANT WINE
Excellent - a supple, ripely flavored, full bodied style. It is lightly oaked, well balanced, & long on the finish, tasting of plum, cassis, toast, nutmeg, and spicy oak. Aged 10 months in French oak barrels, 25% new. 3% Pinotage. 515 cases.
91 POINTS - JAMES SUCKLING
Interesting aromas of cherries and beef jerky follow through to a full bodied palate with strawberry and aspic. Big tannins for a PN. Give it a year or two to soften.
90 POINTS, 1 Star - CONNOISSEURS' GUIDE - February 2012
Nicely focused varietal fruit is the mainstay of this composed and carefully crafted offering... We are especially pleased with its continuity and its exceptional finishing length.
EXCEPTIONAL - Dan Berger's Vintage Experiences, December 1, 2011
Classy aroma of cherry, tea, very faint note of pepper, and a weight that’s a bit Burgundian. A wine that needs aeration; will be lot more complex in 2-3 years.