Pale ruby with perhaps a touch of garnet. The nose has got just what I looking for- pronounced aromas of earth, forest floor, red cherry, baking spice, black currant leaf, red plum, clove- very complex, almost Burgundian. On the palate it is stunning- dry with very juicy acidity and medium tannins this wine has an upfront push of sour cherry followed by the earthy, forest floor component alongside other red fruits. Baking spice hits on the mid palate and I get oak nuance from the get go. This is quite full bodied and rich with flavor that finishes nicely with a sour note from cherries and cranberry. The overall length of the finish is medium. The balance of this wine is en pointe and the composure makes me want to keep sipping. This $45 Pinot Noir got some pretty monster scores- I have to agree and go with 93 points. I will be drinking the other three bottles over a 5 year period and watching the evolution. Pairings could consist of Duck l’Orange, Filet Mignon with Au Gratin or even Grilled white meats. 5 stars for this beauty. Salut….