Dusty aromas of wild plums tangled with blackberry vines. Entry shows promise of longevity with bright acidity against black plum and red cherries. Almost reaching that Umeboshi, or dried Japanese plum candy intensity. This wine is paradoxical; at times showing a pretty, feminine side and other times showing doses of savoriness with tannins not normally found in new world Pinot noir. I can only attribute this to the old vine site Wind Hill Vineyard that always starts out slowly and ages beautifully. With time, aromatics and flavors evolve into something even richer and even lusher; scents of caramelized sugar and candied cherries lifted by white pepper spice and lavender. In fact, at times you could get lost in the lavender, really “right there” lavender. If you have not been to Provence, or even closer, Yamhill when the lavender is in full bloom, this wine will take you there. No ticket needed.