4th Saturday Brown Bagger (R&C's): Dusty ruby color with aromas of rose petals, orange zest, red berries, cherry and perhaps even some tar. Cherry and red fruit on the palate, becoming almost Bordeaux-like as it sat with herb and tobacco qualities. Has a nice bit of acid too.
Very "Burgundian" style Oregon Pinot Noir. The nose is extremely earthy. One fellow drinker said it was "drinkable geography" which was very appropriate. Forest floor, mushroom, chalkboard, and rubber all coming through. As enticing as that sounds, the flavor was a little light which is going to hold me back from scoring this wine 90 pts. On the plus side, the mouthfeel was very soft. Clove and eucalyptus notes on the finish.
Domaine Serene Evenstead Vertical: LEather, manure and saddle? Black earthy and very horsey. Dark licourice with gingseng roots and a lot of funky barnyard flavours and bretty. Very earthy, like biting on a piece of dried bark with sweet berries sandwiched in between. If this was a rhone, I prob would have liked it more.
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