Popped and poured. two glasses followed over 3 hours.
Young, young, young. Baked maraschino cherry on the nose. Cough drop. Menthol. Baked stewed cherries and burnt orange rind on the slightly hot palate. A bit of fresh green beans on the palate as well. Another beguiling vegetable flavor we could not identify. Young. No secondary/tertiary development yet. Firm, nonfleshy wine. Finished medium/short length. This was all business.
This was just OK tonight. (expectations were high) Bottle re-corked and placed in fridge. Will revisit in two days. I hope this evolves or is just 'dumb' now. Next bottle in 5+ years.
Turning cold here in PDX. So I defiantly made an atypical gazpacho (added a little more sweet white onion and jalapeno to the soup) and paired this rose with it. Fantastic. I tried to sit outside and further my ambition. Fail. I got cold and went inside. 8 more bottles of this fantastic juice in my cellar to consume with crab and fish. I will be drinking this all winter.
6/15/2015 3:42:00 PM - Arthrovine - in response to your question re: 2009 White Rose's "White Rose Estate" bottling, I think it'll go three more. As to five, that'd be 2020, and I don't have enough experience with Willamette wines older than 10 yrs to say. There was not a lot of spice or other complexity that made me think it will have something left when the fruit diminishes. But, I plan to hold my two other bottles for that long to build experience.
2/23/2015 10:21:00 PM - To arthrovine-
Thanks for your response re the 2006 Don Melchor. It's difficult to answer your question as to a finite drinking window. As I mentioned, the wine is soft and velvety. Obviously, it's drinking well now and easily has years left. Similar to the 1982 Bordeaux, one would seemingly think it has low acid. But, in reality the stuffing is there to disguise the actual acid intensity and thus make it a long lived wine. I've followed your notes over the years too - I appreciate the completeness of your note content. All the Best, Chainthroer
12/28/2014 8:07:00 AM - Hi Arthrovine. Thanks for you note on the Walter Scott pinot. We're friends with Andy and Sue Steinmen and come out to IPNC every year. We love the Walter Scott wines to especially the 2012's.
12/9/2014 7:43:00 AM - Your comment brings up a GREAT question! At what point do you call a bottle flawed when it doesn't meet your expectations? The '02 Broadley had no off flavors or aroma/bouquet. Completely drinkable, just "no nose". There's always been a temptation in our blind tastings to label wines as flawed any time you take the bag off something that SHOULD have been wonderful. "Maybe the storage was bad", "maybe it's lightly corked", "maybe whatever" I'm not so sure...if I can drink it I give it a score. Cheers! Mark
11/2/2014 3:21:00 PM - Hi arthrovine, I poured the 2009 Figgins through a venture, into a decanter and let it sit for an hour and a half before we started drinking it with dinner. Based on this bottle, I would say it is very much ready to drink now, but it still has a nice life ahead of it.
9/10/2014 4:56:00 PM - arthrovine, I am Ryan Pease, the Owner and Winemaker of Paix Sur Terre. Please contact me at: email@example.com so I can replace your bottle.
I am sorry this happened and I would like you to have a chance to enjoy my Ugni Blanc.