2012 Wine of the Year - Tasting Panel
94 - Wine & Spirits - It is a beautiful tribute to a full life, a marriage of generous fruit and earthy, savory highlights, drawing you in with scents of violets and anise adorning red cherry highlights... For all its generosity it remains poised, full of light. April 2012
92 - Wine Spectator - "Daily Pick: Firm in texture, and vibrant, with cherry, raspberry and floral character that pushes impressively through a refined, expressive finish. Drink now through 2018." April 2, 2012
91 - Steven Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
90 - Wine& Spirits - Made in a ripe style, this wine's scent of warm strawberries gives way to dark, oak-driven flavors that are forceful and dense - a straightforward red for grilled chicken breast. April 2012
Double Gold Medal - San Francisco Intl. Wine Competition, June 2012
91 - Wine & Spirits - "Year's Best" and "Best Buy" distinctions.
93 - Wine & Spirits
91 & Editor's Choice - Wine Enthusiast - Lush and aromatic, with ripe pear and melon fruit, sweet spices and a streak of vanilla... the flavors persist through a seductively long finish. December 2011
90 - Steven Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Best Buy & 90 Points - Wine & Spirits - Big and rich, with a scent of cherry jam and chocolate syrup, this is an easy-drinking Pinot with a juicy structure and heaps of fruit. Serve it as an aperitif - or with duck confit.
Recommended - San Francisco Chronicle. Leave it to winemaker, Melissa Burr, to find a mellow expression that deftly frames this year's ripeness in a younger vines bottling from this famed Oregon site. Full of soy and warm spice, with rich, expressive, oak-tinged fruit -- roasted raspberry and rhubarb, with a forestry note for depth, all matched by terrific acidity. - Jon Bonne, October 23, 2011