When first poured, powerful aromas of earth, leather and dark fruit that settles down after a few minutes. Rich flavors of plum, dark cherry, olive and dark chocolate. Long minerally finish with smooth tannins. Disagree that it's past its prime. Tasting just fine, better than I remembered, and could actually keep for another year or two.
Awesome fruit forward example o RRV Pinot. Intense bouquet of strawberry and mushroom. Bright cherry and cola flavors with a nice finish. Nicely balanced with good acidity. A perfect food wine. Wish I had a lot more of this as it's just starting to taste perfect.
For a wine in a 3 liter bottle, I was disappointed that this was a bit past its prime. I thought it would have lasted longer. Although there was still lots of flavor, the aromas suggested a bit of oxidation. Still plenty of leather and dark cherry aromas, but I just couldn't get past the fact that it had seen better days.