Very nice complexity and balance after an 8 hour decant. Dry, medium bodied Pinot Noir with nose of dark cherry, bright fruit and chalky minerality. On the palete, much of the same, with oak, licorice and significant, but smooth tannins on a medium finish. Nice blend of fruit with a touch of elegance. Exceptional QPR at $6 closeout. 88+ pts.
What the heck is this? No vintage on the label, the minimum of required label disclosure... and about 1/7 the price of M-S pinot, which goes for $40 if you can get it. For all purposes, it's a second label or shiner. This has terrific PN typicity, with the aromas of sweet cherry, oak, vanilla, a tiny bit of cola. It's estate fruit, so why are they offloading it? Great with rotisserie chicken, the best bargain PN since I scored some Sarah's Vineyard for $4 a few years back. Is it the best? No. But it's so rare to get real PN at this price and quality.
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