The mouth feel suggests great complexity, tension, length, and has that initial breadth from Dierberg Vineyard. These are great qualities of great wines, but they confess that the strength of this vintage is still veiled aromatically. They entrust themselves to the freshness of this mouth feel and the history of the vineyard to know that the aromatics will continue to unveil a great elaborate mystery of flavors based on Santa Maria's earthy nature and dark cherry qualities. Indeed even as the bottles have aged they see aromatic complexity emerge. The lover of both structured, masculine Pinot Noir and balanced, incredibly intense but fresh Pinot Noirs should find solace in this wine.
Region: Santa Barbara, California
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir