Bright ruby. Highly complex nose melds black raspberry, Indian spices, gunflint, tar and smoky oak; seemed to grow fresher and more vibrant with aeration. Dense, thick and highly concentrated, with brilliantly defined but still rather backward fruit flavors. Finishes with great length and extremely fine tannins that dust the entire mouth. (ST) 95+
A beautifully complex, expressive and still fresh nose is beginning to display some secondary development on the ripe and spicy black fruit aromas that are trimmed in just enough wood to notice. There is good richness to the round and generous if still markedly robust flavors that possess an impressively dense mid-palate before culminating in an ever-so-mildly rustic finish that offers very fine depth and persistence. Interestingly this bottle displayed none of the dryness that another bottle displayed in 2009 and thus was noticeably more harmonious. For my taste this has almost reached its apogee but even so I would be inclined to allow it another 2 to 3 years of cellar time.
Brilliant Pinot. A firm Burgundy that offers much character and a real sense of terroir-driven fruit. Structured and rigorous, with toasted, tarlike smoke and plenty of blackberry and red berry character. Elegant, with a crisp, clean, pure, fruity finish. (PM)
Still quite firm and very intense crimson but an excellent advertisement for this vintage. A bottle from the cellar of the late Bill Baker. Firm but with ripe fruit and good structure. A good future ahead of it and not too tarty, so to speak. 18/20 points (JR)
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