Ruby red in color. 14.4% ABV. Sublime nose of warm cherry pie, pine needles and forest floor. Elegant, complex and exceptionally well balanced. Flavors of black cherries, cloves, nutmeg and mushrooms. This was always a favorite in the WS lineup and it is unfortunate that the wine is no longer made. In a great spot now. Drink over the next 1-2 years.
Rich liquor aromas, with dried herbs, licorice and Chambord.
Very rich on the palate with licorice, sweet caramelized strawberries, plum and winter cranberries. Moves to show savory qualities of forest mushrooms and Chinese five spice on the end palate. Soft tannins, but the power of the wine will probably allow it to keep for a while younger. The RRV flight definitely showed a lot bigger, although not lesser quality than the other flights.
Nicely mature for an RRV Pinot Noir at close to 10 years old, but a little too ripe and one dimensional, still showing cherry cola hints with heat on finish, albeit with good cherry fruit in front of some earthy hints.
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