Decreased yields due to somewhat erratic bloomtime weather conditions have led to even higher levels of concentration here than we saw from the 2002 High Slopes. I believe that Pinot Noir’s first requirement is to be graceful at reasonable maturity, yet this wine’s tight structure and great concentration will reward the patient. The impatient can splash-decant it to glimpse a view of what the future holds. This should be a very long-lived wine. Red and black fruits, iodine (this is good), and a touch of sassafras are the theme here.