14.2% alcohol. Absolutely gorgeous. Full cherry color. Beautiful bouquet of red cherry, black cherry, earth, spice, and flowers. In the mouth, youthful and so full of life. Gorgeous cherry fruit, layers of earth and spice already showing their hand. Terrific acidity. And a long finish that flexes some tannic muscle. This will age effortlessly. But fantastic. A
Dark strawberry color. Nose of cherry, strawberry. Palate is bright and lively. Strawberry, dark cherry, hint of raspberry. Balanced acidity, very nice mouthfeel. Moderate finish. Overall, I really like this Pinot and am glad I have more. Tannins suggest there are some rewarding years ahead.
Ruby color. Nose: black cherry, pomegranate, and persimmon with accents of clove, star anise, tobacco leaf, and wet rock. Medium/lighter body on the palate: black cherry, persimmon, and plum framed by star anise, toasted cedar, tobacco leaf, and wet rock. Aggressive acidity. Moderate/lighter tannins. Linger wet rock, toasted cedar, and tobacco leaf on the long finish. Deep flavor intensity without excess weight. Impressive.
Agree with 'pomerol'. This was a terrific bottle of wine, very unexpected (read on). Purchased from the winery, I've waited a couple months to try the 2009, drunk with a Bouchard Volnay. Full disclosure: I love JSwan wines. The 2009 was unexpectedly good because other 2009 pinots tasted have been pleasant but not exceptional. Medium ruby color, medium body, the Trenton 2009 exhibits classic RR aromas, earth notes, and red fruits. It is very well balanced - fruit, acid, tannin - long finish. More importantly, it is fruity without being overly sweet, a characteristic of Swan wines. As the evening wore on the 2009 only improved, a good match for a marinated, herb encrusted pork loin roast. The Trenton seriously overshadowed the Volnay. This wine is - not surprisingly - more accessible at this stage than the 2007 or 2008 but those wines are not closed at this point. For me it is notably better than the 2008 and competitive with the 2007. I look forward to drinking them both together in a few years and making the comparison. Wonderful wine to drink young. Can't recommend it enough.
Beautiful nose of rich ripe rasberry and strawberry, some notes of mint and earth as well. On the palate similar bright berry flavors with very fine structure and not even a hint of excess fruitiness or overripe qualities.A-Typical in all the right ways. Should age really well.
Garnet color with very light meniscus. Nose of red berry, white pepper, hint of tobacco. Touch of alcohol. It's young. The palate reveals strawberry, pepper, raspberry, black cherry. Very light florals. Nice minerality and tannic structure serves as the backbone, indicating significant potential in the cellar. Nice long finish that ends in fruit, no bitterness.