Tasted non blind at a wine tasting. Served from double magnum.
Garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of dust, berries and raspberries. Flavors of tart berries, cherries and raspberries. Medium to tangy acidity, medium tannin, medium bodied. Drink now.
Mildly pleasant PN from King. Redfruit on nose. Some strawberry and sour cherry. In fact, sour is sort of the operatvie word here. PH was a little off center and too acidic for me. One of those "Please add sugar" things.
Pinot 5 of 6 as part of a blind tasting. Slightly dark ruby color. Bright red fruit aromas and some pine tree and floral notes on the nose. Strawberry and cherry flavors along with cherry liquor as well on the palate. Medium+ acid and tannin. Very easy to drink. Well made and quite enjoyable and the surprising WOTN in the tasting.
Flowers and cherries, a bit of a medicinal note on the aftertaste, although perhaps this is the mint others have noted. David liked this..it had been open for a day, re-corked and refrigerated. An incredibly easy-drinking wine and, for the price, for a Pinot, a nice glass. I almost ranked it in the low 90s, but it's lacking .... something ...
Enjoyed three bottles earlier in the evening at Youssef's 242 in Hickory NC with Kim and good friend Nitin Shenoy as part of a pharmaceutical dinner. Pleasant but light and quite young Oregonian pinot, would anticipate some improvement and maturation with a year or two of cellaring but overall not enough tannins and structure to mature much beyond that. Light floral nose of red cherry, vanilla and some hibiscus. Smooth, short aftertaste, no off tones, fairly well balanced. Primary flavors included cherry, blueberry and some mint developing on the aftertaste.
Drank as part of a pinot flight @ KE. Nice, subtle pinot with blackberry, cherries, cocoa, and spice. Pleasant, but undistinguished. Best of the three pinots in the flight, but not worth the $29/bottle.