Slow ox'd a little under an hour. Clear garnet. The nose shows a healthy dose of spice along with some red fruited aromatics. Medium bodied, balanced Pinot. This enters with some light red berries along with a lighter tea & orange peel character. Acidity becomes quite apparent on the mid palate & this takes a higher tone on the fruit toward the finish. Another winner from Anthill Farms.
Drank this a few weeks ago. It had moved a couple steps toward the median since my earlier note - some of its rough-hewn stone, acid, and brawn had been refined to more pinosity. 'Twas still both enjoyable and more rugged than its stablemate the Demuth, but less distinctive than before. Unusually for me, I preferred both this and the 09 Demuth on the earlier side.
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