I really tried to give this a fair and balanced shake, but even after two days of tasting this and following its evolution, I just can’t say this is an excellent or even very good wine for me. The nose smells of candied fruit. On the palate, this has very nice texture and mouthfeel, but the flavors just come across as too cloying for me. I just see no finesse and minerality in this wine. I think it’s true to its geographical heritage, but I’m beginning to think this style of wine no longer is for me. With that said, my friend Mike who was over for dinner last night loved the wine so it’s clearly a personal issue. Pass if you’re a Burgundy guy/gal. Buy if you love California Pinot.