This is from purchased (not estate) grapes. Made from a mixture of vineyards that are all premier cru level. This is a delicate yet persistent rendition of a Pinot Noir.
Light ruby garnet color. Delicate but interesting nose of ripe cherry extract with a slightly sour note, enveloped in warm, earthy, gravelly scents. Lithe in the mouth, bone dry flavors of earthy, winey cherries and loads of minerals immediately hit the palate, but in a very light framework. Very linear, the wine stays light and almost ethereal in texture yet the flavors linger. A wee bit of tannin adds a physical presence. Drinking really well now (though it likes air: it was better the second night after being under a Vacu-Vin enclosure), I think this will last another 1 to maybe 3 years. B+. Was $29.99 from WTSO.com, so not that great a bargain relative to other wines, but a good bargain as compared to usually fairly expensive Joseph Drouhin wines.