Standard Market had the Copper River at $15.99 per pound, so what can one do? Another opportunity to evaluate the White Rose holdings: comparing the Maresh from '06. A couple of years ago at the vineyard one of the (newly uniformed) hostesses pronounced these were "falling off the table." I am happy to inform that this is not the case at all.
Clear red with a hint of brick and slightly pale rim. Explosive funk with slightly resinous, spicy component. Moderate acid, distinct volcanic minerality, structure, tart cherries, good length. You could hold for a while.
Another piece of Copper River, another White Rose; that is the way we roll. Marched a little back in time from the '11 Maresh consumed with the first one. Ebullient, perfumed aroma, floral notes, clear ruby, lush cherry predominant, moderate acid. At first, the acidity was insufficient to match Dulcie's dressing and only subsequent to the meal did the wine really shine - which it did. We could have used the '11 tonight.
Been on a bit of a Willamette blast these past two weeks. Almost two years since the last Ana - one more after this. Very similar response but I will say now that no further benefit will be reaped from prolonged cellaring; it will not improve further IMHO. Dark purplish red, somewhat muted aroma, dark cherry notes, moderate acidity, representative of the region, not nearly as forceful as the '07 Deux Verts.