This impressive Pinot has an expansive, mouthwatering aroma packed with syrupy dark fruit -- black raspberry, Bing cherry, black plum and blackberry. A generous dusting of its signature sweet cocoa captivates our attention. Fifty-eight percent new Francois Frères cooperage adds a rich oak dimension to an already complex sensory experience.
The first sip wraps the tongue in a mantle of luscious, dark fruit. The midpalate is opulent, building to a rich finish bursting with sweet, plush tannins and savory flavors. This wine literally expands with aeration, increasing in intensity as we explore it further -- a sure sign of long-term aging success.