THE MERCHANT'S MARK
94+ / 100
Dark cherry, lavender, woodsmoke, and underbrush aromas. Exotic boysenberry, cherry, mocha and baking spice flavors wrap around a core of minerality. Smooth tannins play effortlessly with the fruit. This is an outstanding Pinot, especially for the upcoming holiday season.
93 / 100
"Displays spice-accented aromas of black raspberry, cola, pungent flowers and incense, along with an energizing, spicy topnote. Sappy and expansive in the mouth, offering appealingly sweet dark berry and cherry liqueur, spicecake and floral pastille flavors that show impressive depth and an undercurrent of smoky minerality. Delivers a suave blend of power and vivacity and finishes very long and smooth, with repeating florality and velvety, slow-building tannins."
93 / 100
"The estate fruit is flat-out lovely, with pitch-perfect ripeness. Bursting with cherries and finished with barrel flavors that wrap the fruit in mocha, the aromatics also bring a whiff of leaf and earth. The balance and complexity are exceptional."