2007 Pinot Noir, Quarter Moon Vineyard
The nose is flat out unbelievable showing crushed red cherries and berries with intoxicating exotic spices. Can you make a perfume out of this? Spicy and tenacious berry fruit core with ripe tannins and perfectly balanced acidity. Delicate, yet packed with charismatic fruit flavor. Ends in a lingering peacock finish that is orgasmic. One of the greatest California Pinot Noirs I have ever tasted. Exceptional.
Displaying a dark ruby color to the rim, the wine exhibits ripe and spicy black and red fruit flavors with notes of black tea and pepper. Overall it appears somewhat more complex than the Pastorale. Like the Pastorale...it reveals a lovely soft texture with excellent overall balance and structure and a long finish.
Another lovely effort is the 2007 Pinot Noir Freestone Vineyard Quarter Moon. Notes of raspberries, black cherries, underbrush, forest floor and spice are found in this wine along with excellent density, medium to full body and excellent acidity as well as equilibrium. It should easily last for a decade.
Full red, not as bright as the Sonoma Coast bottling. Pungent nose combines cherry, dark berries, violet, cola and a whiff of gingerbread. Suave, silky and light on its feet, but with a creamy richness to the flavors of black raspberry, brown spices, licorice, fresh herbs and flowers. Finishes with suave tannins and a captivating note of candied flowers. Visit website.