opened to have with grilled salmon, classic pairing. hot, tart cherry on the nose, bright tart red fruit, high acid. the steel-head calmed it a bit, but not much. burratta cheese mellowed it considerably, but over all just a lot of acid. My son came in with roasted pork carnitas...bingo! the fat from that pork made the wine shine. Note to self, my last bottle will go with a big fatty pork roast and that acid cuts right through and balances out the wine.
Popped and poured with penne & marinara sauce. Couldn't give over the acidity in this one. Has some red cherry taste, but just a lot of acidity on the palate at this point. I didn't get a ton of flavor beyond that which makes me wonder how this is going to evolve.
Much more enjoyable than the last bottle. Served a little cooler than normal--closer to cellar temperature. Upon opening the aroma was tannic, even dusty, but that eventually gave way to nice strawberry and floral tastes. Quite a bit of acidity and still pretty hot, but overall not bad.
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(Archery Summit Pinot Noir Looney Vineyard Ribbon Ridge) A moderately aromatic, stylistically unique wine with notes of wild strawberry, guava, red and black licorice, and mocha. The palate is tart and tightly wound with quite chewy, lip smacking tannins and bright, mouthwatering acidity. 100% Pinot Noir (Dijon 115, 777, 667). Aged 10 months in French oak (35% new). 13.5% alcohol. Sample provided by winery.
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