A wine in need of time. All the ingredients are there. Light in color, with good pinot structure, a bit rough at this time. I have more laid away and won't open another one for about three years. I think the wine will improve to a Burgundian balance, along with the score.
Sunny January day = tasting around off North Valley (Willamette Valley): Too much 2009ness on this one, with quite a bit larger fruits, yet more oak, and an overall soft profile on the nose. The palate offers mellow fruit, is large in scale but mild overall. Big and tart finish, with plenty of acid at the end, causing lots of puckering. This is a strange package, with the large scale of fruit on the nose and palate and then the lean puckering acid at the end. Doesn't feel in balanced for me and isn't a seamless experience.
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