Nose: Seductive black cherry aromas with raspberry and cassis hints. Fantastic nose. Palate: Soft and perfectly mature with the black cherries and an almost perfumy flavor (odd as that sounds) with a super clean finish. Last bottle drank on 3/4/13 and this is at peak. Balanced, elegant and just fantastic. Glad I have one more bottle left but given how good this drinks the last one will be opened soon.
Notes were all exactly consistent with previous bottles. Textbook Sonoma Pinot; bright red fruit, burnt orange-like citrus and spice all molded together in a very supple package. Crowd pleasing, delicious style of wine. This will probably hang on for several more years, but it is in a very good place right now.
I love this wine! It rocks. My wife loves it too. I love that the color isn't an overly extracted deep purple. It's a nice somewhat translucent color that packs a punch of flavor. I also love the mouth feel - smooth as a baby's bottom. I'm about 3/4 of my way through the bottle and I'm already trying to find out where I can buy some more.
PnD. Medium burgundy in color. Big whiff of ripe strawberries, dark cherry, and cola on the nose. After a few hours, a floral perfumy element came forward. Fairly concentrated and very California.
Tasted in a Riedel Vinum Burgundy and Riedel Vivant Burgundy glasses. In the Vinum, the green stemminess I picked up last time was very apparent. In the Vivant, there was none at all. The big bowl and wide opening of the Vivant helped to tame the wine a bit and gave it more elegance.
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(Sojourn Pinot Noir Gap's Crown Vineyard Sonoma Coast) Medium cherry red color with pale meniscus; lovely, brown sugar, black cherry, black raspberry, floral nose; tight, poised, very appealing, ripe raspberry, black cherry palate, with integrated oak spice; medium-plus finish
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