Roast chicken and salad? Yup, this is the wine. So food friendly, nicely balanced, speaks of Sonoma Coast and of Pinot without complication or manipulation. Has lost a step of the bright fruit, but that's been replaced with some more savory, brothy notes that are welcome.
More restrained and less primary than a bottle soon after release. To me this is drinking better than the Bennett Valley, a fine juicy midbodied PN with sweet cherries, a cinnamon-y spice note, and a little smoked meat. Good acids, nice finish,. B+
Continues to develop and improve, showcasing more integration of the savory and herbal qualities as the fruit becomes less primary. Nicely balanced, exceptional with roast chicken (as always), and headed in a really interesting direction. If I had to quibble at this moment in its evolution, I'd say there's a tiny bit of fruit sweetness on the finish that hasn't eased into the whole yet - though food smooths that out considerably. I keep trying to hold on to these, and somehow the bottles keep getting empty. Really, really good.
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