92 points, Stephen Tanzer's Iwc, June 2011. Bright, saturated red with ruby highlights. Reticent aromas of blueberry, sassafras and wild herbs, with a light resiny nuance. Supple and creamy but shapely, with nicely integrated acidity giving shape to this very young pinot. Sappy, extract-rich flavors of raspberry, herbs and earthy spices lead to an classically dry and very savory finish. Conveys a strong impression of soil character that goes well beyond mere fruitiness. 93 points, Wine Enthusiast, October 2011. Shows the elegantly crisp, almost austere structure of the winery's 2009s, courtesy of the cool vintage. Tight at first in acids and tannins, as it warms it gives off deep layers of sour cherries, cola, pomegranates and rhubarbs, all of them dry, earthy fruits that sing of the soil. Should develop bottle complexity through 2015. S.h.