2011 Lazy River Pinot Noir
"Our 2011 in wine parlance is 'coming around.' It was a cool year. For a while tannins and acids dominated the bottles. However, slowly and surely its familiar basic Lazy River character moves forward. It has a long finish, black currant, a certain meatiness, a bit of smoke and of course, the ever present cherry.
Lazy River's first vintage of Pinot Noir was 2002. In 2003, it produced a Famille Neuville Reserve, highly rated by Allen Meadows of Burghound. The Reserve was included as a featured wine at the International Pinot Noir Celebration. That wine was found to be elegant, high-lighted with cherry and berry flavors, balanced with a smoothness that begins on the front of the tongue and flows through the whole swallow, layered and complex - still characteristics of our wine. Later tasting notes included hints of coffee, tobacco or earth." - Winery