Although very young, I enjoyed this quite a bit (and a nice find at an airport wine bar). On the nose, an interesting melange of rhubarb, cranberry, and stewed cherry, with a finishing touch of baking spice. On the palate, lots of tension but silky mouthfeel. Rhubarb and black cherry, with spicy undertones and a hint of minerality. Will mellow with time and should prove to be an excellent wine.
Very different than the Lancel Creek from the same vintage. Color and flavours seem more evolved. Butterscotch, ripe pinot fruit. The style is more masculine, with more poise, tannins and a longer finish. Excellent and more open to business than the Lancel that day. +++(+)
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