I'm not going to try to come up with a flavor profile. This is clearly Cameron juice, very juicy in the mouth but with a surprisingly rich mouthfeel and weight (for Cameron WV). In full disclosure, I am a big Cameron fan. It is richer than the 07, with a pronounced rose or even iris or violet aroma that was repeated in the mouth on the back end. Nice forest understory flavors (wet leaves more than duff), but by comparison the 10 is floral compared to 07's leather and duff.
I tasted this upon first release and it struck me more as gamay than pinot. It is clearly pinot now, but the flower notes still remind me of gamay. Consumed over two days, it was not significantly changed on the second day. I recommend holding for another year. (And this is just the WV!)
Really one of the best sub-$20 Oregon Pinots on the market. As the reviewer below notes, no doubt this is a Cameron - the funky green notes on the nose is a dead giveaway... I really like this particular quality about these wines but for what it's worth, it does start to dissipate with some air time. Nice high-tone and bright red fruits - raspberries, pomegranate, tart cherries. Some greenery across the palate. High, cutting acid. Tasty stuff.
Drank over two nights, with and without food. Medium color and a really vibrant, pungent nose full of roses and warm earth. The initial palate is a little tart with spiny acidity, but after a couple of hours it starts to open and high-toned fruit mixed with roses starts to emerge. Medium-bodied. Not a lot of complexity, but plenty of energy and verve. Clean, fresh and slurpable. A great food wine, not so great by itself. Was more enjoyable and balanced the second. Tasty.
On opening, some definite funk, which I guess is what caused a previous reviewer to react so negatively, but which I didn't mind so much (and it largely blew off by the second day). Flavors of musky strawberries with a slightly bitter but not unpleasant finish. Juicy and integrated, this is totally drinkable now, though on the second night there was better overall integration with the funkiness and bitterness toned down, which makes me think this is still evolving and further patience might be rewarded. A very honest and unpretentious wine.
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