The aroma is packed with mouthwatering, brambleberry fruit in all its forms: fresh berries, jam and pie! Its sanguine complexion is augmented by black raspberry, cola, ripe fig and Bing cherry. Plush, toasty French oak is nicely integrated and plays a supporting role along with rich, dark chocolate. Its dynamic palate opens with a soft, opulent volley but quickly builds to big, lush tannins and a dense, weighty yet expansive finish. Surprisingly this Pinot is light on its feet with ample acidity building a fresh mouthfeel. Long life is a virtual certainty for this wine.