I believe past its prime. Fruit is muted to tart mild cherry. Earth notes still present and pleasant but outweighed now acidic flavored. Finish still evolves though and did soften with a bit of time open.
Un premier nez bretté et légèrement fermé. Il s'ouvre après quelques heures épaulés. Fruits rouges légèrement sûrettes au départ avec bien sûr de l'acidité. Les fruits rouges continuent à faire son chemin et l'acidité débarque. Un peu court en bouche mais très bon. Un strong buy ? à 52$ , je suis pas certain à 100%.
Heavenly nose of sweet fruits and flowers, and an earthiness, yielding a recognizably Oregon Pinot nose. The palate doesn't quite keep up, but is delicious nonetheless with a medium amount of tannin showing at this point. Lovely stuff. 91-92
This has fleshed out and developed complexity over the past year. Best after a couple hours open. Cranberry, pomegranate, citrus rind, violet, and some soil notes on the nose. Bright cherry palate with citrusy acidity and floral spices. Medium-length, candied red fruit finish with delicate structure. Well-balanced and feminine, showing some Burgundian elements, but also displaying a New World side.
Tasted immediately after decanting. Unusual nose of root beer and smoke. Tart red cherry and current flavor and still that hint of root beer. Lean, lively, fresh and juicy but not much nuance at this point.
This was absolutely phenomenal, bursting with tart red fruit; raspberry, cranberry, pomegranate prevail with just a touch of spice on the finish. Good structure, gorgeous clarity, and nice acidity. This is fresh without being young, and drank well from the first pour.
A beautiful wine in its youth with many years of improvement ahead of it. Red rocks and red fruit crushed/muddled together. Gently flows through the mouth without a rough edge. Really good Pinot. I love what the 2010 is doing right now in Oregon.
This needs to sit. Almost zero going on at the nose, pretty tight on the palette without any real depth. Note to self to wait 6 months as I still have 3 bottles left, and it came very highly recommended.
This is a bright and clean OR PN. Good acid and structure so the wine works well with food and yet has several layers of flavor that make it nice to drink on its own. The nose is a perfumed nose with little funk or earth.
Note from large tasting event: Really stemmy, almost peppery nose. The palate shows young cherry, stem and red tea flavors. Bright, punchy acidity with nicely balanced tannin. Another wine I seeing being really special with a bit more time in bottle.
Taste: Medium/full bodied with tart medium/high acidity and good tannins. The structure is showing the youth of the wine along with silky and refined tones of red fruits, smoke, red cherries, and floral tones.
Overall: This is a beautiful wine. It's very youthful right now, but this feel like it can really go somewhere. It has a real silky quality right now with very good depth on both the nose and palate.
Love it! Supple and clean, this Pinot reminds me of a different time. A translucent, warm cherry colour. Focused on all meridians. The nose shimmers with root beer, pomegranate, white pepper, wet sand and blueberry. A very food-friendly Oregon delight that is sponge-like with terroir. The afore-mentioned root beer is present on the seizing finish. Drink now - 2018.
Tight and young, this well-rated Pinot took about an hour to open up and didn't live up to its Wine Spectator rating in my opinion. It's very fruit forward, but lacked the complexity and depth of a great Oregon Pinot and may take a few years in the bottle before it hits its stride. I would wait before drinking it today and hope it grows nicely over the next few years to earn its praise.