Last Minute Get Together (Kevin and Vicki's): Medium amber color. Drank 1 glass over 30 minutes. The nose exudes pear and apricot, some white flowers. The palate is like thick pure pear juice, some apricot as well, and a very sweet core. This was a bit more sweet than I recall from previous bottles, but at 19.4% that's not a shock. Last bottle and it held up well. 90+pts.
Easter Wines with Family (Our House): Deep amber color. PNP, drank 1 glass over an hour. I love this nose, full of apricot, orange blossum, honey, floral, peach, creme brule. The palate is strikingly full, viscous, ripe apricots, tangerine, honey, vanilla, spices, long finish. I continue to be impressed by the balance of this wine. Definitely not fading yet.
Dinner at Tilia (Tilia, Mpls): Amber color. Drank 1+ glass over 20 minutes. This may have been the best bottle to date. The purity of the fruit here is amazing. Apricots galore, pear, flowers, a honeyed velvet texture and a singing, long finish. Great balance. This just keeps getting better. Dangerously easy to drink. I would love to see if this is reproducible in other vintages. 93+ pts.
Bird Wines of Alcatraz or The Bird Brain Wine & Dine (Judith's House): Brought this as a treat to finish the evening and it did not disappoint. Consistent with previous bottles. Just a great bottle, and so easy to drink. Very full and complex. Quite the crowd pleaser. I didn't include this for consideration as my WOTN, but...it would have been.
Dark yellow, almost amber color. Drank 1 glass over 15 minutes. Nose is wonderful with apricots, honey, oranges, and florals. The palate has a cornucopia of rich and flavorful fresh fruits, well balanced sweetness, creme brule, and a long finish. This was outstanding and in no danger of fading.