Decanted for 2 hours. Gorgeous ruby rusted red in hue. Meaty medium body not necessarily typical of an OR Pinot. Nice legs. Dusted cherries, raspberries, leather, and a hint of spice on the nose. A silky mix of berries, dark fruits, and forest floor on the palate. Fine tannins make for a solid structure. Excellent wine but a bit steep at the current QPR of luxury bottles. Will drink well for some time to come.
Notes from day 2. Dark red to purple. Nose of black fruit, leaves, a little spice and a little alc. Palate of mixed raspberries, tobacco, and earth, with a little spice. The finish was above average in length and there was good acidity to this forward style pinot. Overall the wine was a decent wine, but not the best qpr. Hold or Drink: 50+5+11+16+6
Sineann wines and whole bunch of other stuff (Our home): The 2008 vintage was a great one IMO in Oregon and it lifted many vineyards to outperform including this one. Excellent nose of cherries and cherry pie filling. Very clean. On the palate, this has some tight layering and is fuller than prior vintages. More round as well. Has a lush texture which is nice. Needs time of course, but should improve.
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