Like the tannic 2005, the winery's '06 needs time in the cellar. It's a bit hard and closed. But it's simply humongous in flavor, offering a deep well of blackberry and mulberry flavors and various wild berries with no names. You'll also detect dark chocolate, anise, Asian spices and beef jerky. Decant now, but best 2010 and beyond.
Ruby-red. The nose offers a stunningly aromatic array of red and dark berries, baking spices, fresh flowers and incense. Coats the palate with sweet red berry preserve flavors, picking up candied rose and smoky minerals with air. Finishes gripping and very long, with a trail of sweet red berries.
The 2006 Pinot Noir Coastlands Vineyard, which comes from both the new Dijon and California heritage clones, is very impressive. Deep ruby/purple, with notes of black cherries and blackberries, some subtle camphor and crushed rock, medium to full body, and beautiful, fresh acidity and moderate tannins in the finish, this wine could easily evolve past 10 years, a rarity for a 2006 California Pinot Noir. (RP)
This Pinot grown at the Cobb family's vineyard in Occidental balances tart cherry flavors against honeyed sweetness. The flavors last, gentle and full. Ready for rare roast beef.
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