Ancien Carneros Pinot Noir 2012
Floral notes, aromatic cedar, rose and violet mix with strawberry, and wild cherry. The palate is loaded with lush plum, berry, cola with hints of chocolate and whiffs of toast. The palate is full of textural, mouth-coating tannins balanced with a bright acidity. The chewy tannins, earthy spices and piquant minerality complement the fruit and floral notes. Patience and ability to resist its youthful perfection will pay off over the next few years as the palate continues to develop in opulence revealing darker layers and more earth notes.