Moderately deep color. Nose of a pretty version black cassis and black cherries. This is very fragrant. Palate shows a dark fruited Pinot with lots of stuffing; kirsch, sassafras, black plums and blackberries rule. Tannins are nicely behaved and overall balance is very nice. More masculine than feminine, this shows nicely in a cool year. Finish is long and true to the fruits. Nice job!
Tasted it a a full Congruence line up, @CLONYC40. Medium finish, still very young wine. Dry fruits on the palate (dryer than usual, I believe). Dark ruby color. On the nose, berries were very dominant for me. From the hand written notes "this pinot will certainly get better. Good, but still very young (5+yrs?)"
This seems to sit somewhere between Old and New world. With the cool year of 2011, it's certainly not overripe, but not a Burgundian 13% ABV either...Black cherry, hints of fall leaves and black tea, kirsch. Quite light on it's feet, nicely balanced acidity, fruit, tannins.
Enjoyable wine now, but this could be interesting to lay down for a while and see what happens in 5 or 6 years.