Showing some sediment in the shoulders this one opens up with aromas of chocolate dusted truffles, sweet green tobacco, super subdued menthol and black plum skin. On the palate more sweet green tobacco, nicely developed fruit, balance alcohol and a slightly abbreviated finish. The wine tastes sleek and well made--one of the best from the state. Moderately complex, supple tannins and some decent acidity. All in all I thinly this wine is drinking as good as it ever will.
Wish Nouveau is a new wine project by Seattle Sommelier, Dave Bender. The wine is 100% Pinot Noir, NON-carbonically macerated and released annually from Nov. 1st - Dec. 31st.
I note muddled red fruit on the nose, smoke and meat. The color tone of faded red is a clear indication of the pure varietal presence. The body of this wine is light, juicy, fruity and mildly complex. The flavors are integrated and the wine is drinking well to date. The freshness is still present and the weight of this wine is pleasant without being confectious or reductive.
Relatively closed nose upon opening. After 90 mins the nose opens to reveal a little wood and dried character. Color starting to show some browning. On the palate very dusty and ample notes of cedar. Fruit tones dominated by textural notes, fruit has relatively integrate. Some dried black cherry, plum skin and dried dates. Non-fruit character includes leather, gravel, leaves, and cedar. Very mild bret? This BDX is drinking fairly well now, however 3 years from now should be a good time to check back. Drinking window for me is 3-5 years to date.