Dark rich purple robe (robe seems appropriate for this plush wine). Lots of immediate ripe fruit with just a hint of sweet vanilla-y oak. Noticeable alcohol. At 14.8%, this is high for Vidon but moderate for the vintage. Consequently, this has a heaviness without a lot of acidity to lift it. Finishes medium long with a sensation of sweetness. Delivers considerable pleasure with all that velvety, gushing fruit. Don't look for complexities here.
taste: There is good balance to the fuller body and it does have some lower acidity. It isn't flabby and has some flesh to it with tones of dark red cherries, dark berries, dark red fruits and some spices.
overall: This was a nice pinot that is easier drinking. While it has lower acidity, it isn't flabby but should be drunk earlier rather than later.
Mountains to Metro (Heritage Ballroom in the Governor Hotel): Wow, what an incredible difference from the 2010 3 Clones!! This is very much darker in color and definitely overall character. This smells like jam. The palate is soft and tart, but there's tons of alcohol that's immediately noticed. This is monster stuff that I had to dump out.