OMG…… This is perhaps one of the best Pinot Noir’s I have ever tasted. Period, end of story, earth-shatteringly good. My best friend brought this bottle last night so I popped and poured what we both agreed was the SMOOTHEST Pinot tasted. When I say smooth, everything was hitting just right. Starting with the amazing cherry nose that transitioned to a cherry medley on the palate that continued on to a deliciously lingering finish. All the while, nothing was out of the place: the tannins were fine-grained, the acidity- perfect, the alcohol (a whopping 14.7%) was never an issue. I am a big time Old World Pinot fan, the New stuff is not normally my cuppa, but this stuff will convert the most die-hard Burgundy fans. I am speechless as well. The pro’s gave this one a 92 (I peeked), I am thinking 95 points is more like it. Yes, it can be argued that when a wine gets extracted so much and the alcohol is a searing 14.7+, something is not right. Well, I am here to tell you that they got this one absolutely spot on. The balance attained is amazing. 5 stars from me.