Driven by aromatics of plums, cherries, and notes of red licorice and black licorice, it is weighty and yet not at all heavy. Somehow, it shows that a wine can at once be lithe and powerful.
The 2016 Pinot Noir The True is deceptive in its first approach, but then opens up beautifully with time in the glass. Intensely floral and savory, with the fruit pushed into the background. Sweet red cherry, blood orange, mint, sage and rose petal are some of the many aromas and flavors that grace this exquisite Pinot Noir. The True is a bit nervy and tightly wound, but it is also incredibly expressive and full of personality.
92 points -- Antonio Galloni
91 points -- Jeb Dunnuck
91 points -- Wine Spectator
Refined, with well-knit, juicy flavors of raspberry and cherry and hints of nectarine. Silky tannins show midpalate, leading to a long, spicy finish that lingers with minerally accents. Drink now through 2022. 120 cases made.