25 June 2016 Tasting at Phredd's: 4th Pinot of the flight provided by RHudak. Not pleasant- grape jelly, funk, some sour cherries, blue fruit pie filling, some pepper and smoke, rounded out with a bitter finish. RHudak gave this one every chance but I doubt the bottle was finished. Lacks any varietal typicity IMO.
Not giving this one a rating as I hope I just had an off bottle. Very thin on the palate and a slight nose at best. Not characteristic of any of the other Ojai I have had in the past. Not close to a 90 if my remaining two bottles show no better than this particular one.
93+ Paired with smoked chicken on the bone. Very Burgundian in nose / palate feel. Earth, red currants, floral, tart cherry on nose & palate. Medium body, high acids & long finish. Should have a long life - left 1/2 a glass in the bottle overnight with no cork and was as good or better on night 2 (in AM but bottle under vacu-vin in fridge).
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