Capiaux Gary's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013
Full red-ruby. Very ripe, soil-driven aromas of strawberry liqueur, licorice and underbrush (Capiaux mentioned “rum raisin”). Large-scaled, fat and voluminous, with terrific sucrosite but also adequate balancing acidity to the blackberry pie flavor. Silky-smooth, low-tannin pinot with immediate appeal, but doesn’t possess quite the definition or lift of the Widdoes. Finishes with slightly warm earth and spice notes.