with a short decant then into glass, at first some candied notes, not so enjoyable, but this blew off after another 30 min. and settled into a rich, rounded wine with great depth and red fruit, tannins and acid were in check, only negative but normal is there wasn't much, if any, complexity in this. Time to drink
Aromatic nose with dark raspberry, dried flowers, nutmeg and other baking spices. Medium bodied on the palate with round, plush raspberry and black cherry fruit. Good juicy acidity at the core provides lift and freshness. Flavorful finish is layered with fruit, herb and spice. Still drinking quite young and holding just fine though I don't think this gets better with more age.
Upon opening there was a red fruit, plum and bacon sort of nose. Wonderful cranberry,tart cherry and ripe raspberry thing going on in the palette along with noticeable tannins which suggested this wine had a lot of life ahead of it. All this balanced by a cold Sonoma Coast acidity. A lot of interesting things going on here. This wine is definitely aging gracefully.
Enjoyed over 4 hours while watching the ND game. My experience mirrored Parker’s as it initially showed notes of sour cherries, damp earth and mushrooms, but with air the nose showed more dark fruits and loamy earth. A really good wine that had good acidity but with also great feel and weight.
First bottle I bought of Jamie's wine when I met him in 2009. Has held up well. Appearance is inline with what you'd expect from an almost seven year old CA Pinot. Cherry red, with aromatics to match. Extremely soft tannins, with medium/low acidity. More cherry on the palate with a medium finish.
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