"The 2011 Pinot Noir Estate impresses for its energy, cut and minerality. In 2011, the Estate is a bit racier and more energetic than the 2010, but just as beautiful, if not a bit more complex at the end of the day. Freshly cut flowers, savory herbs, mint and licorice all seem to jump from the glass in an energetic Pinot endowed with stunning balance, class and pedigree. At $35 a bottle, this represents one of the every finest values in artisan California Pinot. Sweet floral notes add finesse on the layered, creamy finish."