nose - licorice, blackberry, oak mouth - iron fist in a velvet glove. rich very ripe dark fruits, complex and lush, almost an adult fruit punch (meant in a good way), with a very pure clear midpalate, and nice structural tannins on the finish. A winner. Will get better yet.
Good fruit bouquet. Understated flavors, with a nice element of tart cherries. Balanced. Clean moderate finish. Sophisticated, stylish, very easy to drink. Likely to please friends invited over for dinner.
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(Waits-Mast Family Cellars Pinot Noir Wentzel Vineyard) Pre-release - very dark cherry red color; very appealing, tart berry, blackberry, black cherry nose; tight, tart black cherry, tart berry, black raspbery palate with medium acidity; needs 2 years and should age well; medium-plus finish (clones 114, 115, 667 and 777)