13.9% abv. The cork broke off again but not as much as with the 2005 vintage. It came out pretty much in two pieces. The wine looks less dense than the 2005 in the glass and has a younger, sharper nose. First impression on the palate is too tart and too "alcoholic" although the alcohol by volume is labeled slightly below that of the 2005 vintage. Maybe it will improve with aeration. Yes, it was better on the second and third days than on the first day. It has some blueberry and dark fruit notes. Enjoyable, but I found he 2005 vintage more to my liking and more worthy of the purchase price.
This Pinot Noir has been all over the lot for me. Last bottle in 2013 was only a 72. This bottle is a 90! Dark ruby color. Medium body, with strong legs. Classic Willamette nose. Glorious palate of rich fruits and inviting spices, and cherry-vanilla on the end.
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