|Appellation||Sta Rita Hills|
Wine Advocate (WA)
Earthy cinnamon and almost charcuterie notes, along with some black tea aromas jump from the glass of the medium to dark ruby-colored 2006 Pinot Noir Mount Carmel. This is a lean, austere, but stunningly complex wine that again comes across like a grand cru Burgundy from the southern sector of the Cote de Nuits. Give this wine several years of cellaring and drink it over the following decade. – Robert M. Parker, Jr. – 22-12-2008
Vinous Media (VM)
Vivid red. Exotically perfumed bouquet of red berries, smoked meat, dried herbs, flowers and musky underbrush; this smells like a Chinese pharmacy! Spicy red berries and dried cherry on the palate, complemented by a deep, smoky mineral quality. Gains sweetness on the finish, leaving behind sweet raspberry and dark cherry liqueur notes.