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Sunday, May 11, 2014 - One year between bottles. This one has been open about an hour, although have a poor stem I can still get a good sense of the wine, which I intend to take to dinner when ti will have about 3 hours of slow ox air and I'll have the right stem. This has opened up well, with the same exotic features I commented on last year. Some of that I sense is oak which is seasoning the wine well, along with some really nice fruit that shows off strawberry jam and some sour cherry. The finish shows of the same high toned, jammy-like flavors, good acidity and some asian 5 spice. Off to dinner....this drank terrific with a kale/jicama salad with citrus dressing and a tuna tartare. It exhibits a loamy, mushroom note and great expression of fruit and acid. I will say that the wine drinks best with a light chill, as when it warms the oak, ripe tones of the fruit do get more burly, as does the brown spice but when at the optimal temp, this is delicious pinot noir. Should drink well for another 4-5 years, too.

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