Open nose as Pn'P, red fruit predominant with a touch of black fruit and sous bois. Great balance on the palate, subtle red fruit, Asian spice, mushroom and that same earthiness. In a good place right now...
-- popped and poured -- -- tasted non-blind over a few hours --
NOSE: lots of cement mineral; moderate oak; smells ripe; hint of Moroccan spice blend; doesn’t really scream “Pinot” to me.
BODY: raspberry color of medium-light depth with some bricking at the edges; medium-light to medium bodied.
TASTE: good acid; fine, slightly drying tannins; fresh purple berries – starting to taste a little aged; moderate oak; touch of leathery funk; 13.5% alc. is slightly noticeable; with air, the flavors get a bit heavier and kind of muddled/lacking in detail; darker and heavier than I’d prefer; a touch gamey. Overall, not bad, but very forgettable.
Lots of red cherry aromas equally balanced with earthy character. Palate also had same red cherry, some mushroom flavors and good dried herb and licorice. Good support from the wine's structure and power. Perhaps not quite as good as it was a few years back, but this will hold well for quite a few years going forward.
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