Had a quick (read very small) sample during lunch right after opening the bottle. Initially was very earthy, mushroom, almost a bit dank. Was quite smooth, lots of acid, lot of fruit, notably ripe strawberry. OK, cork in, back to this at dinner.
Got home, girlfriend made home made pot-stickers, good should be a nice pairing. Poured a new glass, and with the first sniffy sniff it was quickly obvious the breath did this good. Now in addition to the earthy, mushroomy, forest floor nose, it was now infused with beautiful bright red fruit, with some blue fruit in the background. Very nice!
Poured a half glass, and the first sip was like an entirely differnt wine then the wine I tried at lunch. The wine really opened up! The earthy, mushroomy, forest floor was still present, albeit now taking back seat to the beautiful and pure fruit. Not a fruit bomb by any stretch of the imagination, but just lush, tasty, layered raspberry, dark cherry, with hints of blue berries, and dark chocolate. I get a bit of oak, but it's well integrated. The finish is medium, not longer. The finish reminds me a a cherry liquor I've had that I can't quite put my finger on. I wish the finish was a bit longer, but it's very nice while it last. I'm going to gas a quarter of the bottle tonight and see how it holds up a couple of nights later.
Overall, I really enjoyed this wine. It's not inexpensive, but it's very well crafted, even the bottle is high quality. If you're a Pinot lover, that tends to favor Sonoma Coastal Pinots with all their mushroomy, forest floor funk, along with great fruit, you should enjoy this!