This is why we really love our friends who have the sense to purchase and cellar great wines until they are ready to drink. We caught this one just in time. Popped the cork and poured a fairly brown wine, with some bottle funk on the nose. But, for everyone in this tasting group's immense pleasure, just a minute of air cleared up the nose, revealing a truly superb, perfectly aged Oregon Pinot. The resulting taste was as harmonious as any wine I have ever tasted. The nose has a mature cherry meets sandalwood aroma. The fruit is completely integrated with all the other flavor components so you don't have to, and don't want to differentiate the oak, tannins, acid, or alcohol. So smooth it almost tastes sweet.
A definitive OR pinot. Nicely spicy, and loads of fruit. Worked well with both a grilled duck breast, and a grilled pork chop. (The bottle we had was actually custom-labeled for the restaurant in Yellow Springs, OH where we ate, The Winds Cafe, but I'm very sure it's the same wine.)
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