A little Pinot interlude, taken to Ruth’s dinner party. But at the end of the day, a little underwhelming for something that is pitched (and priced) as one of the top Martinborough Pinot Noirs. Quite deep ruby-garnet – on the youthful side. Plummy fruit, with only moderate tertiary development, and plenty of oak toast. Rich, medium bodied, and more blue fruit on the palate. Moderate acidity. Quite sweet and supple. A hint overdone.