Older Oregon Pinots (Wildwood, Portland OR): nose: very robust nose that is a bit shocking at first with peppery tones, spices, dark red fruits, herbs and dark berry tones. Not as much depth or nuance as the 85, but certainly showing it's own weight
taste: fuller bodied and very acidic (the acidity was a bit overpowering and a bit disjointed) with some tannins as well providing tones of spices, dark red fruits, pepper, tobacco, and some bits of mushrooms. Nice depth, but doesn't posses the layering that others had
overall: this was a very interesting wine. I was shocked at how bold and rich it was even at this stage. Still, it showed some aged characteristics and held up well over the evening
Old Oregon Pinot Noir - Wine Berserker off-line (Wildwood restaurant - Portland, OR): Showing age on the nose, very dark cherries but with a truffled, mushroom edge. Smells interesting. The palate shows peppered red fruit, some herbal notes like rosemary, along with earthy, mushroom notes. Surprisingly tightly structured, the acidity and tannin here could act a bit more gentle. Showing age, still a very delicious wine, but in the company tonight this seemed less integrated and ready.
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