The intense dark hue gives no hint of the high-tones floral and tropical aromas. There is a vibrant tension between the acidity and the depth of fruit. A lush fruit core is embraced in a framework of rippling acidity that gives the wine an electric purity, focus, and movement. Deep bramble and confectionery fruit are offset by singing tropical tones, rose, and wisps of lavender and violet. Background notes of aged balsamic, seared meat, tobacco, and blood orange dance on the edges. Layer after layer of finely knit fruit-driven tannins frames this long-finishing and intriguing pinot noir.