An der Nase Himbeernote, rote Beerenfrucht, Kirsche, etwas Erde und Rauch; am Gaumen sehr würzig/saftig; dazu kräftige, mittelkörnige Tanninstruktur, etwas atypisch für einen Pinot, gute Säure, Abgang etwas unbalanciert und nicht allzu lang; nichts desto trotz ein trinkiger Wein; während ich sonst ein Fan von ABC bin, ist dieser Wein zwar nicht schlecht, aber etwas abfallend
Liked it much better than the first two I've had. The nose has picked up some barnyard funk with time that has finally given it more than one-dimension. Don't see it getting any better with age, but I also said that 2 years ago. Pleasantly surprised.
C: Transparent red N: Strawberry, raspberry with nice hints of blackthorn giving the wine a more adult character compared to the typical jammy new worldd Pinot. Wrapped around all this are some typical stable tones. All in all a very sniffable wine. P: Nicely balanced, red dry fruit with a good acidity and some white pepper giving the wine character and structure. Long nice finish.
Had it together with breast of duck with a (sweet) cherry sauce which proved to be the ultimate context for this american.
Light body, strong strawberry flavor yielding to lemon and slight tart cherry. Drank over 4 hours and decanted 30-60 miutes prior. Fruit much more evident as time wore on. I enjoyed my last glass of this alot. 2nd or third ABC I have had, this one was on the lighter side especially considering the vintage. Drink now as I do not feel the depth will age it longer, also beware of other wines you may have over the night as this is a lighter one and can be overshadowed by a heavyier bodied wine. Very good flavor just not an overwhelming wow.
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