Watergrill: Pale ruby, clearly lighter color than the other '07-'12 Horseshoes; Love the Cola, spice, bright red fruits character of this; Mouth is probably a touch too thin for CA PN, vibrant acidity, almost tart (like a good Burgundy), which did really well with my neighbors dover sole and tangy sauce. It's all about preference here. All of these were so very different, and the '10 the polar opposite of the '09 which was ripe, rich, with black berry fruits, and the '12 which was spicy, and for fruity than '10. I' find it difficult to believe all is due to vintage alone as these are so very different.
Opened poured a little and will let remainder air for an hour or so. Medium light red. Complex nose of red and black fruits and a mushroom, Burgundian funk, and spice combo which is quite unusual. All about complex herbs, whole cluster acidity, with the whole cluster aspect dominating the finish. With more air there is lovely fruit on the palate and the texture becomes softer as well. Will be interesting to revisit in a few years.
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