The translucent garnet color gives way to a reserved nose of cherry, boysenberry and blond spice. The palate is fairly balanced between ripe dark plum and refreshing red raspberry: a full and easy start leads to cherry chutney, grilled steak and bay leaf before finishing on rhubarb pie, light smoke and red cherry pit. The structure is not perceptible at entry, but builds to a nice just-visited overall mouth reminder.
Wine Advocate - 91 points
The 2008 Pinot Noir Provocateur (91 points) contains wine from all 8 of the vineyards utilized by Prosser. This had the effect of reducing the quantity of the more expensive single vineyard cuvees and doubling the quantity of Provocateur which is value priced, a sign of the tough market for premium wines but obviously great for the consumer. The wine is medium ruby-colored with a fragrant perfume of cedar, spice box, incense, cherry, and raspberry. Mouth-filling on the palate with excellent concentration, this savory effort has layers of the succulent fruit, an elegant personality, moderate structure, and 2-3 years of aging potential It is a great value in Pinot Noir.