2006 Rating: 90
Drink: 2010 – 2016
The Wine Advocate
#179, October 2008
"The 2006 Pinot Noir Dundee Hills is dark ruby-colored with aromas of wood smoke, black cherry, black raspberry and spice box. Smooth-textured, ripe, and full-flavored, the wine has gobs of spicy dark fruits, earth notes, and mineral. Well-balanced and long, the wine will evolve for 1-2 years and be at its best from 2010 to 2016. "


2005 Rating: 88
Drink: 2007 – 2015
eRobertParker.com, #173, October 2007
"The 2005 Pinot Noir was produced from more normal yields of 2 tons per acre. Like its sibling, it was aged in 30% new French oak and bottled unfined and unfiltered. Lighter in color, and lower in alcohol, it reveals the vintage characteristics of elevated acidity and a firm structure. In this case, there is enough ripe, red fruit to provide balance but it lacks the depth necessary for an outstanding rating. Drink it over the next 6-8 years. Nysa Vineyard, owned by Michael Mega, is a densely planted vineyard (2400 vines per acre) dating to 1990 and has been the source of vineyard-designated Pinot Noirs by a number of notable wineries."


2004 RATING: 90
DRINK: 2007 – 2017
eRobertParker.com, #173, October 2007

"The 2004 Pinot Noir was produced from tiny yields of 0.75 tons per acre. It was aged in 30% new French oak and bottled unfined and unfiltered. It offers a nose of smoke, cola, cassis, black currants, and blackberry. Supple-textured, it has gobs of ripe fruit, excellent depth, and a pure finish. Made in a forward style, this wine can be enjoyed now and over the next 8-10 years."