Raspberry, wildberry and earth on the nose. Medium bodied and quite smooth and integrated. All cool blackfruit, showing black cherry and wildberry upfront, backed with a bit of black raspberry. Excellent mineral and earth notes on the finish along with good structure. This wine is at or near peak and while it should last at this level, I don't see tremendous future evolution. Strengths of this wine are its cool, blackfruit based fruit, excellent balance and tannin based (rather than acidity based) structure.
Pw/2 hour decant and 1 hr in glass. Mostly clear, med/deep purple/red. Wine drank a bit tight until well into the evening then opening with bigger nose and taste. Darker fruits and ripe but not over extracted. On the front end of the drinking window but seemed just a bit flat. Nothing off technically, $60.
PnP. Clear, deep purple/ruby color. Nice big Pinot nose. Drank typical of producer and north coast. Med body, flavor intensity. Long finish, fairly crisp, not over extracted. Nice effort, nothing off. $61
Popped & poured. Dark cherry fruit on the nose with a touch of sweet caramel. Intense dark cherry fruit on the palate with nice acidity. This is a big Pinot which is definitely Cali stylistically. Will be interesting to see how this develops.
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