In OCNJ for Race weekend, been a couple years since I visited this wine...
Consistent with prior notes: "Medium garnet color, nose has dark fruits, earth, barnyard. Medium body wine, restrained and elegant. Black cherry flavors, tart raspberry. Savory herbs and a hint of lavender on the finish."
About where we left it last time, seems to be hanging in there with a few more years at this level.. Opened up nicely in the glass, splash decant helped, would give it more air time for next bottle.
Deep burgundy; the most appealing aspect of this wine is its lip smacking acidity which was truly mouthwatering; the nose showed prominent brandied cherry and herbs: the palate offers herbal elements, cherry and strawberry flavors which evolve through a spicy phase into the acidic, lightly tannic finish. Thin from a body perspective with average length. Less complex on day 2.
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(Arnot-Roberts Pinot Noir Peter Martin Ray Vineyard) Medium dark cherry red color; very appealing, sous bois, rosehips nose; tasty, sous bois, rosehips, mineral, Burgundian palate; medium-plus finish (100% whole cluster)
(Arnot-Roberts Pinot Noir Peter Martin Ray Vineyard) Barrel sample - dark cherry red color; lifted, floral, heirloom, roses, forest floor nose; tasty, tart red fruit, rosehips palate with medium acidity; medium-plus finish 91-92+ points
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