Frankly, the 2019 Monument Tree takes the cake. One look at its pale color in the glass suggests it will be a light, and perhaps simple, wine. But at first whiff the aromas of perfume, tangerine, currant, raspberries—all backdropped by vanilla and tobacco—are both surprising and alluring. The intensity of the palate is what is really surprising about this Pinot Noir. It’s incredibly concentrated: both velvety and, well… intense. With each sip, it’s hard to describe how many flavors come to mind.