"Bright full red. Pungent aromas of raspberry, red cherry, spices, minerals and wild herbs. A step up in density and sweetness from the basic bottling, without any loss of verve. Lovely mineral and spice high notes give this sappy pinot definition and energy. Chewy but weightless wine with a long, ripe, perfumed finish that really dusts the palate with flavor. This very youthful, tightly coiled pinot should gain in complexity over the next several years. For many years, Mondavi couldn't quite crack the pinot code, but this wine is an essence of the variety.
~STEPHEN TANZER'S INTERNATIONAL WINE CELLAR"