A brilliant, deep crimson hue creates a noble appearance. The wine offers a compelling and classic Oregon Pinot Noir aroma profile with fresh berry and black cherry dominant. Hints of earth and spice add interest and attraction. On entry the wine is silky and ethereal with lively acidity and a good sense of grip. It is firm, ample and balanced with a core of sweet fruits. Flavors of black cherry and marionberry dominate the palate while red raspberry and spice linger on the finish. Good structure and balance; this is quite possibly the most complete regional blend created under the North Valley label.