An enticing fragrance of dusky dark fruits - black cherries, plums and berries intermingles with rich earthy aromas, mocha and exotic spices. The intensely varietal palate of ripe red and black fruit has chary oak flavors and plush velvety tannins that clothe a tautly structured frame. The 2006 Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir reflects the benefits of a naturally low-cropping season and finishes with great length and depth of flavor.
Wine Spectator Bright and lively, with a tangy edge to the cherry and rhubarb flavors, mingling with stony notes as the finish gets tight. Best from 2010 through 2013. 4,100 cases imported. –HS 89 points
CB is getting it right these days, almost regardless of variety. This Pinot Noir features pretty cherry and vanilla shadings and a hint of briary complexity. It's round and plump on the palate, marked by crisp acids and silky tannins on the finish. Drink now?2012.