Deep garnet hue, suggesting great concentration with very little development at 2 years in bottle. The alluring fragrance jumps out of the glass with lifted spice coming from whole clusters used in the fermentation. Aromas of lilac, jasmine, black pepper, blackberry and dark cherry on the nose with the palate adding more dark berry and cedar. The oak is perfectly integrated, adding architecture to the wine without toasty flavours. The palate is intense and cohesive with silky tannins and tremendous poise. This Pinot Noir has a serious core with an elegant intensity and searing acidity that suggests it is worthy of cellaring for 10+ years from release. "Captivating" sums it up succinctly.
- Jen Parr, Winemaker