One of the better pinots from amongst those I've opened recently. Bold and tasty, not thin and wimpy. Nicely balanced with deep dark cherries, earth, and even a touch of vanilla. Yum. Just a little heat on the back end or I'd rate it even higher.
Decanted for an hour. This bottle was much different than my first tasting over a year ago. Nose was floral with dark fruits and some spice. Med to full bodied with rich texture. Bold, great integration of fruit, spice, earth. This was a fantastic pinot. Two bottles a year apart, totally different experience. 5,14,16,7=92
I couldn't resist buying this. I am a total fan of ACV so I wanted some of Todd's Dad's PN. Gus really did a great job on this. Not your typical Pinot. Darker, bolder and much more full bodied. What a treat making me happy that I paid the $30 which by comparison was a good price. Happy to have 5 more!
3 hour open before tasting. This style of PN is more full bodied, yet not over done. Nice balance of fruit, spice, cedar and dry earth. Medium acidity. Flavorful and a dynamic mid-palate, with a nice length finish.
Dark and heavy for Pinot Noir. Based on color, my wife guessed Syrah in the glass. Tastes of blackberry, pomegranate, and tart black cherry. Reasonable balance. Drinking well now and I don't get the feeling this will improve with more time. Drink up.
Notes same as last, but I've raised the score a point. Decanted an hour or two before dinner. Had the 2009 and the 2010 side-by-side last night. While they are both exceptional wines (the dinner guests sighed after their first tastes), the 2009 has a complexity that the 2010 misses by just a tad.
Decanted and poured. This is a robust Pinot Noir that shows dark fruits, strawberry and rock dust on the nose, and an intriguing blend of dark fruit, strawberry and raspberry on the palate. It is a robust Pinot (14.3% ABV) that has a chewy middle and a long finish. Over time it picked up more jam and a bit of white pepper but still smoothed out as well. It was delightful in all its permutations. I'll certainly buy more if I get the chance and I'm looking forward to seeing what this one does over the next few years.
The 9-22-13 review by NAV2U is on target. Big and bold with lots of dark fruit flavor. There was a hint of something funky here too...subtle aftertaste...couldn't figure it out. Drinking fine now but should be good for several more years.
Dark ruby. A rich nose of red and dark fruits and earth. Not a lightweight, clocking in at over 14% abv, with notes of stewed cherries, menthol, and herbs. Reminds me of Meiomi, which I think is too fruit-forward. Medium plus finish.
Poured into decanter. Color much darker for a Pinot. Deep Purple. Nose of black cherry and spice. Palate is med to full bodied. Getting the same black cherry and spice from the nose. It's OK, but not really my style especially for the QPR. Expected more. Would not repeat purchase. 5,12,13,5=85