Perli had always had me. As has Cartograph. A Pinot with some unusual intensity and direction in its narrative. Purposed in delivering wild flavor and contained, precise wildness. People stereotyping Pinot as wimpy or proverbially passive or even “gutless” as I recently heard will be caught by this offering’s centeredness and strength. But still, somehow, conveying calmness, coherence and music from palate’s initial to end. What you want with a night– an occasion, loved one, or just a meditative pause to collect. This Pinot is collected and animated in palate. It wants to speak, and you’ll want to listen, and listen. And sip, and sip.