92+ Served with grilled grouper. Light red color with clear meniscus. No sediment. Baking spice, cranberry, red currants & stemmy on nose. On palate, bright cherry, cranberry & baking spice with medium acidity and long finish. My best bottle to date. Will look to buy some more current releases from this producer.
Another marvelous bottle. Incredible aromas -- strawberry, rhubarb, and bing cherry, with notes of orange rind, mulled spices, clove and hard candy. Luscious rhubarb and strawberry on the palate, with a note of black cherry and more orange rind -- washes over the palate with waves of spice and a hint of cola. Bracing acidity. Long finish.
Marvelous. Has the high-toned red fruit profile that I really love in a pinot. Aromas of cranberry, pomegranate and spiced cherry intermingle with notes of orange peel and other citrus, clove and nutmeg. The wine slides over the palate with pure flavors of cranberry and spicy cherry, with more nutmet and clove to keep it interesting. Great acidity and a long finish. Will age well.
Decanted for 2 hours and really mellowed out the acidity. A lot more fruit showing after the decant and a little more bottle age. Some spice also evident. Not a excessive amount of sugar. When I first drank this wine I thought it had more acid than Woodstock, but not anymore. I will hold the rest of what I have for as long as I can.
Like my previous note. A lot of acidity in this. Decanted this time for 1 hour. Seemed to have burnt off some of the alcohol and the nose was better than my previous memory. More spice and earth on the nose vs. fruit. Give it air.
this bottle was popped and poured. way too much acidity going on. I have some more of this so I am interested to see how this works with a decant next time. didn't wow me, but jury is out given that others are suggesting a decant will help.
Opened bottle 1 hour before meal - this needs some time - Bright cherry, red currants primarily on nose. On palate, cherry, dark cherry with some baking spice. Medium acidity, silky mouthfeel leading into a medium+ finish. Great with Salmon cooked on a plank on the grill.
Notes from Pasadena PinotFest: Really showing well. Bright floral and mineral notes highlighting red cherry and fig with darker earthy spice. Layered and complex with elegance. Fine sharpness to the structure... still plenty of room to unfold. Full finish.