Opened and decanted, started drinking after 30 minutes and finished about 2 hours in. Fruit continued to become more expressive, and wine softened over the 2 hours. Dark fruit on the nose, a hint of meaty smoke. Palate was more red fruit, sweeter than the nose indicated. I agree that it's not a highly complex wine - especially compared to comparable wines at this price point - but it's so well balanced and simply delicious; it still delivers a fantastic experience. Given the soft tannins and limited complexity, I'd drink now.
Ditto most of the previous comments. This is a great value, and drinks better than a lot of wines twice the price. Rich, creamy, spicy. Mostly dark red to black fruit, so not bright. Supple; low acidity, but just enough to clear the palate for the next taste. On of my favorite OR pinots, and a compelling little sister to the exquisite Botanica.
Only note of difference with the comments below is that I wouldn't hang on to this too long. I'm planning to finish off the '09s before the end of the year. Great vintage for a bolder style, but they won't age well. Drink 'em if you got 'em.
Simply remarkable. A little bit black evening gown; a little bit short leather mini-skirt. Very broad, well-balanced fruit - red, blue, black and a touch of raisin/prune, but doesn't go into the olive flavors that I associate with Cayuse (and don't find particularly flattering). Very complex on the palate - fruit, spice, texture all seem to evolve in the mouth. Finish goes on longer than a Charlie Sheen rant. Epic wine.