Popped and poured, consumed over 4 hours. Nose: Medium expressiveness, cranberry, cherry, underbrush, pine sap, and baking spice - really interesting. Palate: Medium bodied, cranberry and spice attack, great balance, spice and earth tones join in to drive a mid-palate lift, flavors build in intensity through the back-end. Finish: Lengthy sense of tart dark red fruit and baking spice. A great example of the potential presented by the 2012 vintage in Willamette.
Being "Flighty" at the Wine Bar (Sunfish Cellars, St. Paul, MN): Medium red color. Drank a 2oz pour over an hour. The nose has some nice red raspberry, cedar, and briar; it adds in a forest floor after about 30 minutes in glass. The palate is lighter-medium bodied, distinctive cherries, but less fruit overall, briar, with some nicely framed wood on the mid palate and the medium plus finish. Overall a very solid effort that should improve over the next 2 years.
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