Checking notes: first tasted some seven years ago; our association with White Rose has been quite long. No longer Copper River but King - a different beast but still appropriate for a Willamette PN. Somewhat pale hue with a hint of brick around the edges; the nose has some smoke, resin and funky notes along with crushed rose petals. Moderate - high acid, tart red cherries, noticeably improved with time open. Still good but perhaps no improvement expected.
Pale gold, slight petrol and minerals on the nose. Perhaps I hung on to this a little long as it has that patina of age, a little dulled around the edges, predominant minerality with hints of citrus - the fruit fading now.
This note should have gone in a couple of weeks ago after the consumption of (yet another - but the last) piece of Copper River. Thought we would sample the much-heralded 2012 vintage. WR is constantly changing things with labels, names and concepts: gone are the dragons and names like mobile phones; 2012 was a year of microclimates; 2013 appears to be about clones. Hard to keep all these things straight.
Admittedly I have forgotten something of this wine, although my overall recollection was quite favorable. Very accessible, fabulous initial bouquet, although that might have faded a bit over time. Moderate acid, tannins, predominant dark cherries. Definitely hold for a few years.