Fairly passive and sluggish nose with scents of smoke, caramel/brown sugar, mushrooms, earth, cherries and maybe a hint of herbs. Definitely a mature profile, fruit slightly faded. Palate started out tannic and tart but softened after a couple of hours. Healthy amount of acid. Carried a spicy chalky finish. I would not use a term like elegant to describe this wine.
Thrilling nose of cherries, crannberries, earth, white pepper and pine forest. The palate lacked in fruit and was devoid of any liveliness, a tad harsh too. After a few hours the wine softened and picked up a pleasant more balanced taste, feel and ended with a pleasant long woody spicy finish. Certainly a domestic pinot made in the style I enjoy.
Popped and poured, admittedly this bottle deserved a long long decant. Ton of alcohol and a little heat gives way to a nose of fresh blood, new oak and after time a bit of lilac, pepper, bitter chocolate and with even more time in the glass a touch of lamb shank. In the mouth the wine was harsh with hard tannins that only softened up after a couple hours. Decent finish of blood, oak and hints of garrigue. Overall the wine was very alcoholic with to much heat for my taste. It really didn’t seem to have the stuffing to integrate and resolve itself over time. Good but not great.