A somewhat Gevrey Chambertin earthiness, forest floor, and autumnal vegetative notes are interwoven with plum, black cherry and spice. It is medium-bodied, round and juicy, with light, soft tannins, and seems to fully mature. Drink it over the next 3-4 years.
At once crisp and juicy, this offers pear, kiwi fruit, quince and lemongrass aromas and a palate that offers the same, plus tropical fruit and with a mouth-filling texture that comes from aging in older oak barrels.
Exotic in orange blossom and jasmine scents, this wine presents as full bodied, brawny and rich, showing a touch of oak reduction on the palate. Within that framework, hints of lemon and grapefruit keep it feeling fresh.
“Made in a thick, full-bodied style with wide appeal, this vineyard-designate wine opens with a green olive tone and focused acidity. The mid-palate delivers more richness, effusive in toasted oak, vanilla and crème brûlée.” - V.B.
“Cream and open-textured, with broad flavors of cherry tart, Christmas pudding and allspice that are supple and well-knit. The toasty finish shows cocoa powder accents. Drink now through 2024.” - K.M.
From the Dutton Lorenzo Vineyard near Forestville, and the inaugural vintage at that, this impresses in earthy funk and rich, lively red and black cherry. Smooth, supple tannins support a full-bodied ripeness and weight that will appeal to fans of a bigger style of Pinot.” - V.B.
Lemon sherbet, mandarin orange, and yellow apple flavors are juicy and generous, showing details of green tea on the long finish. Drink now.