The Family Vineyards Pinot Noir has profound levels of dimension with years to develop. Pure red fruit aromas, soft spices, turkish delight fringes, gravel, deepens to black fruit and a sturdy, austere frame. Rich and luxurious. Full succulent fruit up front in the mouth, velvety and complex tannin, acid tension on the sides, black fruit down the middle. Grippy, austere backbone holds to a long finish. The emphasis is on fragrance, reconciling power with grace, and is quite a diverse expression from the substance and muscle of the wines Newton Johnson make from Elgin. With several years of consecutive Platter 5 star ratings this wine is developing a superb track record of delivering consistent quality at a level that should make Burgundy sit up and take notice.