Popped and poured. two glasses followed over 3 hours.
Young, young, young. Baked maraschino cherry on the nose. Cough drop. Menthol. Baked stewed cherries and burnt orange rind on the slightly hot palate. A bit of fresh green beans on the palate as well. Another beguiling vegetable flavor we could not identify. Young. No secondary/tertiary development yet. Firm, nonfleshy wine. Finished medium/short length. This was all business.
This was just OK tonight. (expectations were high) Bottle re-corked and placed in fridge. Will revisit in two days. I hope this evolves or is just 'dumb' now. Next bottle in 5+ years.
I think this 2008 really deviates from the typical Thomas profile. PNP: well made Oregon Pinot evolving into a blue fruit and anise profile which I haven't got from other Thomases - a Burgundian terroir aspect I don't associate with Oregon Pinot. After that some butterscotch emerged. Day 2: this wine picked up a lovely kirsch dimension. This is a complex, multidimensional evolving wine - amazing stuff! 95+
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