92 IWC points - The estate?s 2010 Pinot Noir Cuvee Alyce is the ripest and flashiest of these wines. Some readers may appreciate the pure exuberance and flashiness of the Cuvee Alyce, although personally I find more finesse in some of the other wines. Cola, black cherries, French oak and spices blast through to the juicy, expressive finish. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2022.
Vivid red. Displays deeply pitched dark berry and cherry aromas, with oak spice and cola accents and a hint of candied flowers. In an opulent, fruit-driven style, offering sweet cherry and black raspberry flavors that become smokier and spicier with air. Supple tannins come up late on the finish, which extends the cola and berry notes. I'm tempted to recommend drinking this expressive pinot on the young side, for its fruit, but it has the concentration to age.