Somewhat awkwardly large texture that seems out of proportion to the more modest, tart flavors. Texture and mouthfeel notwithstanding, this is on the less ripe end of the spectrum. Didn't change much over two nights, though maybe a bit better integration on the second. Better with food.
Notes from day 2. Medium to dark red in color. Nose of red cherry, faint floral, some spice. Palate of red cherry, rose water, minerals. The finish was average in length and very clean. Overall the wine was a nice entry level styled pinot with good acidity, nothing too complex going on. Drink or hold: 50+5+11+15+7 3
The Genie is not ready to be let out of the bottle yet! Nose wasn't really calling out in any aromatic way on the pop and pour, and this wine tasted like it needs time to evolve and settle in before emerging into something cohesive and elegant. Corked and tried second day and still disjunct. Having drunk my share of Crowley, and loving this winemaker's wines, I'm going to practice patience and understanding and open this in a year or two. It promises much, and I have expectations that it will meet them but right now, drinking it was like the wine was wrapped in a sarong, wrapped in a pashmina scarf, wrapped in a toga. Obscured and opaque right now.