This was part of a vertical with every Sineann Resonance vintage from 02-12, trying to drink the last bottles ~10 years out. This one made it almost 12, but it still had life. Decanted, and up front it had mostly funky mushroom and forest floor aroma and flavors. Definitely PN traits but far more pronounced than usual. After 2 hours the funk was still there but more as an accent, and there was good spice and strawberry fruit too. There is no regret for drinking it--I don't know how long it had left--but it was a very interesting experience and I remain impressed with its quality and endurance.
Damn, this has turned out to be one sexy Pinot. Fruit dominates the nose, then the palate is just so well balanced with plum, cola, mellow acidity. Texture is awesome today, I would drink them if you are still holding.
A Few Older Oregon Pinots; 4/6/2013-4/12/2013: Decanted 2 hours. A chunk of firm sediment. Medium-dark with a hint of amber at the clear rim. Dark fruit, medicinal herbs and some smoky spices on the nose. Ripe, rich and velvety flavors include black cherry preserves, dark chocolate, raspberry and an attractive savory element. Sweet and luscious with a touch of tannin, this full-bodied wine wine is a real crowd-pleaser that probably won't be getting any better. Drink soon.
Kind of forgot about this one in the cellar. Holding up okay - little bricking in the color, nose has some faint blackberry. Tannins are resolved and the wine slids down easy. No real complexity on the nose or palate, but easy drinking. Don' think it has anywhere to go - drink up!
Decanted a 375ml for 2 hours. Rusted red and bright ruby hues. Lacking in the nose perhaps due to it's age, but aromas do hint at maturity. Nice legs. Brown sugar, earthy forest floor, cherry, and strawberry on the palate. Medium to long finish. 375ml likely past peak, but 750ml may be drinking better...
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