PnP. Drank over two evenings. Earth and mushrooms are front and center here, with plenty of dark fruits and a nice creaminess. As others mentioned, I definitely detect the tingly effects from a slight secondary fermentation, but for me, it does not detract from overall quality, plus the added creaminess makes for an entertaining, interesting quaff.
Not your typical pinot noir, but has some really good things to appreciate if your willing to expand your taste buds - variety is the spice of life or so they say. And on clearance at grocery outlet for $6, I went back and scoped up 8 more bottles. Ready to drink now.
Wife liked the second bottle a little better, I think. It was slightly chilled. I detected a little prickling, as if it was sarting a second ferment. It didn't affect the taste, which was still aromatic pinot, a little green and stemmy, and a bit oaky. For a Friday night with roasted chicken, it was fine. I took off points for the possibility that it was undergoing secondary ferment, probably a result of improper handling in the winery or possibly some short term heat exposure.
We drank this after ROAR pinot. Roar was better, but it cost about... well, a lot more. This wasn't bad. Wife didn't like it a lot, but nephew and his g/f were on board, thought it was not a huge step down. I would buy it again at the price I paid.
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