Very smoky, charry and oaky on the nose with notes of grilling beef wafting up above the base of cola and medicinal herbs. This is fairly rich, broad and yet tart on entry with a nice blend of liveness and plushness in the mouth that is unusual. There’s a bit of drying tannin here but it is well buffered by the cola laced dark cherry/berry fruit that shows some herbal spice on the back end. The oak reasserts itself on the backend, yet the fruit sticks out lending this a fairly nice balance right through to the earthy, herb tinged finale. A pretty mainstream example of Pinot that hints at something a bit more sophisticated. 87pts 
Bright fruit greets the nose though it gains a jammy accent fairly quickly built upon a base of smoky, toasty oak vanilla oak, though there are some subtle herbal accent here adding some detail. Round, supple and mouth filling, this is a crowd pleaser to be sure. The balance here is excellent with plump, sweet black cherry and almost black currant fruit on the palate framed nicely by well judged oak notes. The backend shows off black cherry and sassafras notes and leads into a moderately long, slightly tacky finish enlivened with hints of grapefruit peel. 87pts
Deeply earthy and fairly darkly fruited on the nose with notes of cherry pie and raspberry accented by hints of tea and cola. This is lovely in the mouth, bright and zesty yet with a touch of roundness, though it still retain good clarity in the mouth. The red fruit flavors, recalling cranberry and strawberry, are framed with slight austere tannins that lend this a slightly chiseled feel in the mouth. The backend shows fine herbal and slightly salty mineral note through the gauze of raspberry fruit thats topped with just a hint of herbal stemminess. The finish is just a touch dry, refreshingly so with moderate length to the mineral driven dry red berry flavors that end with as burst of wood spice. Air allows the tannins to build a bit in the mouth, sucking some of the clarity here and adding more wood spice to the palate, but this is remains attractive. 87pts
Twiggy and even a bit funky on the nose with sweet raspberry and cranberry fruit framed with notes of used wood and black tea. Smooth and succulent on the palate, this shows lovely austere little tannins peaking through a veil of red raspberry and strawberry fruit that picks up nuanced used wood and herb notes on the backend before fading into a dusty, earthy, long and vibrant tart red berried finish. This might be a bit of a small wine, and a bit of a simple wine, but it’s appeal lies in it’s fine balanced and purity that makes this so easy and pleasurable to drink. 86pts
A bit light on the nose with nuanced earth, smoke and cola aromas floating over a base of slightly tarry blackberry fruit. Bright on entry with a little sweet tart interplay going on quickly leading to some candied flavors of vanilla and caramel which form a base under bright red fruit on the palate. The fruit lacks a little intensity here, and while this is smooth and well balanced its a little bit more about the wood than the fruit today with drying, chalky tannins outlasting the fruit on the modest finish. This holds its alcohol well though there is a touch of alcoholic sweetness on the palate, which many people will find appealing. 84pts
The modest age here does show through on the nose where one finds a bit of a sweet earthiness and some tarry tertiary notes adding complexity to the core of candied, vanilla scented black fruit. Smooth and initially almost delicate in the mouth, this quickly becomes dominated by the oak with little fruit left to buffer the wood tannins and modest if noticeably spicy flavors. The finish is drying and raw with tannin and wood. 78pts