|French Oak (new to one time use 70% - 30%)
|Mark & Teresa Aubert
|116 cases (approx)
|95 RP - The 2005 Pinot Noir Reuling Vineyard reminds me of a top DRC Richebourg. Of course, this is made from the famed Calera clone of Pinot Noir, which was suitcased in from one of the most renowned vineyards in Burgundy. The wine exhibits that beautiful sweet black currant, flowery nose, with sweet black raspberry and very ripe cherry notes intermixed with spring flowers and some spice from the wood. A wine of considerable opulence, complexity, and tremendously savory, expansive texture, this wine should drink beautifully for at least a decade.
|93 WS - Fresh and vibrant, with a mix of spice, cola, dried berry, sage and savory dark berry flavors that are intense, focused, complex and lively, ending with a long, lingering finish that's deep and rich.