I wasn’t expecting this to be at all noteworthy, given the price for such a temperamental grape variety, but I was completely blown away by the result. Curiously, the fruity and floral elements of this early maturing pinot noir reminded me of Pialade, an eclectic southern Rhône wine made by Château Rayas, the grandest of all Châteauneuf-du-Pape. If only Beaujolais or other early maturing wines had this exuberance. I would be more than happy
to drink this wine by itself – and then order another bottle.