Wine Enthusiast 94pts:
Editors' Choice. Densely delicious, this is earthy in a forest floor kind of way—it's explosive in black cherry, plum and compelling, exotic spice. Medium bodied and lushly layered, it’s persistent on the palate, brooding in ripe fruit yet buoyed by ample acidity.
From the winemaker:
Karmen Isabella sparkles through the glass with a beautiful ruby red intensity. Aromas of a bright spring floral garden rushes through the nose with every hardy smell into the glass. Red cherry, raspberry and Santa Rosa plum are among the flavors that fill your mouth which is what you would expect from a Russian River Pinot Noir. The soft and silky tannins are long and lingering holding your attention until you pick up the feel of just enough acidity to provide balance and structure giving the pinot great body.
Wine & Spirits 90 Points Brisk and spicy, with a red cherry scent, this full-bore pinot is cradling all its fleshy fruit with a firm, oak-driven grip. It’s a lot of...
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar 90 Points Bright red. Spicy dark berries and cola on the deeply scented nose. Plush and appealingly sweet, offering juicy blackberry and peppery spice flavors...
Connoisseurs' Guide 92pts From the winemaker: Bright aromas of raspberry, currant and fresh plum explode from the glass, and draw us toward flavors which are similarly bright and possess amazing...