Aromas of distant forests carried on a cool wind, freshly polished old boots readied for a country outing, menthol, mint and aniseed that help take the Pinot aromas to the higher moral ground. Cherried and berried fruits continue with hints of dried herbs. The palate has linear acidity that kicks and bites from the front to the back, but in the nicest possible way. The black and determined fruits and berries are firm and unforgiving initially but soften with elegant earthy flavors entering the mix. And it is a red wine that does command and compels you to think and drink. The acidity that balances the fruit makes for a soft swell and an even tide when the bottle’s end nears.