What a pretty nose, classic Anderson Valley aromas of cool raspberry and blackberry, along with hints of chocolate, caramel and tobacco leaf. Tangy acid, silky tannins and bright red fruit make this wine an absolute pleasure to drink. The raspberry and red cherry flavors are bright and bursting with freshness. Notes of truffle oil and soil carry the finish, and it's all rounded out by very subtle oak. While the acid keeps it balanced, the alcohol in this wine is evident, giving the wine an almost oily mouthfeel . But the flavors are so delicious, that it's easy to overlook. This seems to be in a prime drinking window right now, and I wonder about the alcohol becoming more evident as the fruit and tannins wane.
Decanted for an hour before first taste. It continued to open over the course of a long meal. Paired spectacularly with veal chops. This is the cherry pie that the pinot of that name wishes it was. Cherries and rhubarb notes, long finish.
nose - slightly aniseptic but it seemed to blow off. Wild cherry, and red fruits. Very strong almost perfumed aromas strike me as being overwhelimng. Mouth - completely off balance. something strange here. Needs more time? Am i violating the drinking window.?
COLOR: unfiltered, so slightly murky, but can still see fingers. Beautiful color; NOSE: caramel (!) and red berries; PALATE: chalk, strawberry rhubarb crisp. After some air time, it began to taste like green brambles. Probably needs to integrate better, which would make for a wonderful wine. But initially and for the potential, 92+