Medium cranberry colored. The initial candied sweetness from its youth have given way to more earthy cola flavors. This has been a very dependable, restaurant styled, Pinot. From 375 Hides it's 14.6% well
This is easily one of the best Pinots I've ever had, though I'm not a big fan of Pinot. Not really dark, but there's more flavour than you would expect from the colour. Depth to the flavour, with a nice, long, lingering aftertaste ("finish," as everyone always says) that is delightful.
Nose of a classic Anderson Valley pinot -- blueberry, menthol and wet Earth, with secondary notes of wild berry and black tea. On the palate, luscious black cherry and blueberry, with more menthol and some Indian spice. Prominent tannin is counterbalanced by a nice acidic streak. Definitely on the big side, but well balanced. Nicely done.
Pretty, red translucence in the glass. Very gentle, close to earthy, maybe, mushroomy nose. Very light on the tongue. Thankfully, does not blast me with cherry flavor at the tip of the tongue. It definitely firms up as it moves past the tongue and palate. The initial lightness frightened me, at first, but in the back of the mouth firm tannins and supporting acids make this one more enjoyable for me.
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