Almost 2 years to the day from my last note. Drank this at my daughters birthday dinner at Avra in NYC. A beautiful purple color on pop 'n pour. Spices and cherries. Some acid, but not in a bad way. After 60 minutes, the wine tasted a little sweeter. It was also smoothing out, and had a fuller taste. I'll save my last bottle for another 2 years (2017). This was almost as good as the '08 Mazie Rose.
Based on the majority of the notes, they must have sent me the wrong wine. On Day 1, this was a thin wine that morphed into watery and thin. This was a little darker than I expected. No nose at all. No tannins. A hint of acid that grew within 60 minutes. The acid faded 4 hours after opening the bottle. This is a young wine, and I'd advise you not to open it for a while. I planned on giving my son a couple of bottles, but he'd drink it sooner rather than later. I'll drink bottle #2 of 12 in May 2016 to see how they're coming along. Maybe then, I'll give my son some wine.
I'm a California pinot noir drinker. I enjoy a good Sojourn pinot noir frequently. I know the Berserker Cuvee is a $19.00 bottle, and I guess I got what I paid for. For now, all I can say is this was some deal. Oye. Maybe I'll feel differently in a few years. Hold. I hope my case is the exception and not the rule.
A hint of sweetness, and I still say drink sooner rather than later. 1 year. A hint of petrol. No acid. I thought the color was slightly darker than my last 2 bottles. A taste of green apples. Mothers day brunch with the family. Purchased after a visit with Charlie Smith.