This wine went from paler ruby to an invitingly dark color by the third day opened. The mouth features an unusually pure taste of bright acidity and red cherry fruit. On swallowing, there is a spike of sour cherry, followed by drying tannin that is lightly leafy, faintly bitter, and very good with vegetable soup. Surprisingly similar to some French red Burgundies.
Fairly complex nose of cigar box, earth, barnyard, bramble. Cherry, berry, spice on the palate. Full body. Disappointing rather short finish keeps this from being a very nice wine. Still an easy drinking Pinot with interesting complexity.
Medium garnet in color, this wine revealed sour cherry, black tea, raspberry and forest floor on the nose. The mouth feel brought uneven acidity and red cherry notes. The finish was lighter than expected.
Purchased for $16.99US, this wine had its good elements but the uneven acidity and disjointed elements brought my score down multiple notches. Perhaps it will come back together with a little more time.
Nose shows red cherry, strawberry, hazelnut. Palate more sour cherry than expected, also red cherry, raspberry, nice acidity, light finish could use more, but still a good value for $$. Not obviously New World like most CA.
Light to medium garnet in the glass with a nose of cherry cough syrup. On the palate, the same cough syrup with notes of burnt pine needles and dirt. The finish is bitter and metallic. This wine is extremely acidic and after four days of air, the flavor profile remained exactly the same. I would say that this was an off bottle, but the 2009 was just as disappointing.