Vivid red. Fresh raspberry and candied rose aromas are complemented by suggestions of spicecake and musky herbs. Spicy and incisive on the palate, offering intense red fruit and peppery spice flavors that slowly gain sweetness with air. This juicy, focused, nicely balanced Pinot Noir has the structure to reward at least a few more years of patience.
Score: 89 points
-- Josh Raynolds, Vinous, July 2015
It has a nose with nuanced red cherry, berry and cola with, ground spices, menthol, anise, and fresh cut flower notes. It is layered in the mouth with tart cherry, cranberry, wild berry flavours with dark spices, earth, and hints of coffee, cedar, and sassafras. The Villages Cuvée will benefit from being opened and decanted for 1-2 hours. Its balanced and layered flavour profile makes it a great match for a wide variety of fish, wild bird, pork and other medium-bodied preparations. Bottled in September '14, it is approachable now and can be aged up to 5 years to gain complexity.