Burgundian style DDO PN, consistent with many other vintages. Classic PN nose. Perfectly balanced with medium-light body, very bright cherry on the palate, silky tannins, and medium long finish. As this ages -- and it will do so elegantly -- the overall cast of flavors will become more subdued. Drink now, or sample over the next 5 years.
Popped-n-poured and drank over 6 hours. Didn’t rate this since I feel like it is a little closed down now; much like its geographic cousin, the 2008 White Rose, Whole Cluster. It’s currently drinking at about a 89, but my gut feeling is that it will probably rebound into something closer to a 94 point, near “classic” PN in a few years. Black berry fruit and cinnamon baking spices on the nose which is consistent with the area. Rich, fuller-bodied style that is sure to stand up to some additional time in the cellar. Hold at least until 2017.
Who knew that Willamette Valley was geographically centered between Sonoma Coast and Burgundy??!!
This had red ripe fruits ala Sonoma/RRV Pinot Noir but it opened with an exotic perfumed note I've only run across in a Burgundian Pinot. Medium bodied, satisfying, and bold. I like this wine. Dangerously easy drinking.
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