Very dark ruby, no real sign of age, with an expected nose of ripe black followed by red fruits. The palate is full, as the nose suggests, and the acidity, while lower than I prefer, was enough to keep it layered and interesting. Probably on the backside of its preferred part of the curve, this is both delicious and mature at this stage and should probably be consumed before 2019 for the best showing. This followed a 2011 Rhys Bearwallow, and while they're two quite different styles and regions, the Rhys was easily more Pinot-like, more complex and ultimately a little more enjoyable. recommended
Decanted; no sediment. Medium ruby color. Nice cherry nose with a hint of camphor. Lots of fruit and lively acids on the palate. Medium to long finish with some tannin evident. An enjoyable Pinot Noir, but nothing special, particularly at its near $50 price point.
Last of the 750s, with a mag still in the rack. What a great wine this has been and continues to be. This is not done at all. It is plush and in its prime. Cherry cola, raspberry, anise, mushrooms, and softened tannins. I think the magnum will hold another 2-4 years easily.
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