Arguably, this could be the finest of our four 1999 Pinot Noir bottlings. It should probably be called ‘Irony.’ Our smallest production, from the widest appellation, appears to have the highest potential. Go figure. This wine knows what it wants to be. There is a firm core of dark fruits and earth, surrounded by notes of rose hips, roses, cherries, toast and a twist of black pepper.
Judi Scherrer –
Connoisseurs’ Guide – November 2001
Fred Scherrer, who paid his Pinot Noir dues at Dehlinger, proves again that he has a fine hand with the grape. Here, in his third top-rated Pinot of 1999, Scherrer offers well-centered cherryish fruit with wisps of brush, rich soil and sweet oak in aromas of good volume, and the ensuing flavors are equally solid in their open, accessible delivery of varietal fruit. Ripe and full-bodied, this wine finishes with a bit of trailing heat and probably needs service with sturdy roasts and steaks. 91 points, 2 puffs.