This didn't need aeration at this point. While it did not have the depth of burgundies, it was an extremely pleasant pinot w some dimension. I wouldn't wait another year to drink this. I am sorry it was my last bottle.
Aerated into glass. Initial smell was of funk and olives...very strange. Bigger wine than I usually like for a Pinot Noir. Much better after standing in the glass for an hour. Okay, not my favorite, will see how it is today.
Medium ruby colour. Light nose of strawberry jello. Nice subtle notes of sassafras, sweet oak, fresh parsley and bing cherry show up initially, followed by a medium body of red rasberry and luden's cough drops(well, almost). No off odors, clean, well-made for the style and reasonably priced. Tasted against a similarly priced, '08 Mud House/central otago NZ pinot, which was also good with a slightly longer finish and more of a red pie cherry profile.
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