Another great bottle - and a bit more elegant and feminine than prior bottles. Nice nose of light, bright, ripe red fruits - strawberry, rhubarb and cherry, along with spice, earth and smoke/dust. Medium bodied, somewhat lean, balanced, seamless, silky-smooth, and very long. This has big flavors, but is definitely not a typical Cali fruit bomb - much more burgundian in style. One of those rare wines that combines power and elegance.
Medium dark red color. PNP, followed 2 glasses over 4 hours. This took some time opening up after coming out from cellar temp. But gradually the wine I remember emerged and showed its colors. The nose has nice earth, ripe cherry and strawberry fruit, subtle pine boughs, vanilla, smoke and spices. The palate is medium bodied with a really nice spice mix, soft but defined, nice acid, earth and minerals with the cherry and strawberry fruits, and a bit of underbrush on the medium plus finish. My wife liked it, but a bit less than me putting it around 90+pts. I found it a bit more compelling and interesting. Definitely a wine that benefits from some air, this should drink well for 5-8 years. 91 to 92pts.
Pop and pour and served with food (sausage and white beans, fettuccine in a zucchini and prosciutto sauce, and a green salad...just in case you were wondering). Good dark purple color. Nose is black cherry and a little herb element. Flavor of ripe black cherries with a side note of earthy herb notes, reminding me that this was 30 percent whole cluster. Rich finish with only the lightest hint of heat (surprising as this was 13.5 % qbv). Tastes good.
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(Domaine Eden Pinot Noir) Medium cherry red color with pale meniscus; tart cherry, tart strawberry, roses nose; tasty, tart cherry, tart strawberry, roses, mineral palate; medium-plus finish 91+ points