RATED 91, Robert Parker, Wine Advocate
2012 was an almost perfect year for Pinot Noir and the fruit came in absolutely beautiful. We carefully choose the blocks to ferment the micro-lots to isolate the individual flavors and aromas. This wine was mainly fermented in 500 liter French Oak Puncheons with hand punch downs. A portion was aged in stainless and the balance (majority) was aged in the same puncheons the wine was fermented in that very year. The wine was never racked or filtered, and rested on gross lees the entire aging period.
The 2012 Cherry Pie Pinot Noir is deep and concentrated. It shows tons of textural richness in its ripe red fruit aromas, there is no shortage of lush overt fruit this year. Big, rich flavors dominate this wine. It changes and opens in the glass enormously, although it disappears so fast. It’s only by hiding an open bottle for several hours that you will truly discover the evolution. Enjoy!