Endowed with a nose that is brooding, dark and seductive. Floral with strong notes of black plum and black tea. Palate surprises with its graceful attack. Crunchy and herbal with sumptuous blackberry and English Breakfast tea. Slides across the palate with fruit and smoke. Refined and gentle tannins on the tongue are ushered out by a gentle push of sweet red fruit. A ponderous wine with elegance and so many dimensions. Full of pleasure immediately out of the bottle. Simple equation: bright sunshine, exposed ridgelines, rocky soils = powerful and silky fruit with delicious and chewy tannin. Suave and seductive as only Vanguard Pinot Noir can be.
— Matt Dees, Winemaker