Dust is all the nose offered tonight. Nice garnet, but nearing Grenache coloring and legs. First sip light body mass with discernible frame, a bit tannic with wood grain on back end. Opened a bit after 25 mms in glass, with tannins proportionately exposed. Llittle fruit, and will never come close to filling-out the frame. Almost pleasant, but not something you drink with limited opportunity; not with so many better choices in the cellar. 86-87 - could be an 88?? Try it again in 2 years.
Great nose of roast cherries, cinnamon, and wild flowers at the pop, and poured to mid-light cranberry purple (classic Pinot). First sip pepper, red currants and mixed red fruit with pleasant tannins. Fruit, tannins and acidity balanced nicely after 30 mins, but began to turn a bit sweet after three hours. Would wait 2 years before the next one, and it should be spectacular. Plenty of time left on this.