Needed a bit of time in the decanter, but emerged with bright cherry fruit, nice mouth feel, and just the right amount of earthiness toward the end. Finished with a bit of lingering oak. Great with spinach ravioli in a rich pasta sauce.
A beautiful pinot and why we love Arista. Decanted for 2 hours. Light nose gives way to lovely cherry and strawberry notes. This wine has a wonderful mouth feel. Soft and supple. A balanced well rounded pinot. This is the last of our 2009 Ferrington Vineyard. Looking forward to the 2010 and 2011.
Closed to start with. Moved to tart fruits like cherries or raspberries. After an hour smoothed out to beautiful well balanced wine with moderate tannins, smooth mouth feel and an earthy deliciousness. Probably drank to soon. Decant or wait.
OMG! What a fantastic pinot! It has a rich burgundy color and legs that are longer than any Rockette. The nose has vanilla, chocolate, and coffee apparent. It still has enough tannins to give it some spunk, but the mouth feel isn't chalky dry. It's smooth and rich (though those tannins do make a return appearance on the finish). The flavor is like wrapping yourself in silk. It's rich and decadent with the essence of a chocolate cherry and notes of French vanilla. This is not a light, fruity pinot. It's a rich, succulent taste sensation! I can't wait to see where it is in 6 months!
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(Arista Winery Pinot Noir Ferrington Vineyard) Dark cherry red color; appealing, ripe cherry, ripe raspberry nose; youthful, a little tight, ripe cherry, raspberry, mineral palate with good acidity; could use 1-2 years; medium-plus finish
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