CB is getting it right these days, almost regardless of variety. This Pinot Noir features pretty cherry and vanilla shadings and a hint of briary complexity. It’s round and plump on the palate, marked by crisp acids and silky tannins on the finish. Drink now–2012.
Bright and lively, with a tangy edge to the cherry and rhubarb flavors, mingling with stony notes as the finish gets tight. Best from 2010 through 2013. 4,100 cases imported. –HS
Intensely fragrant with alluring aromas of dark plums and lifted hints of blueberry, layered over spicy sandalwood and smoky bacon. The palate is succulent and flavoursome with dark fruits and toasty oak gently supported by plush tannins. The 2007 Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir has the intensity delivered by a naturally low-cropping season ... and a fine velvety finish.