Did a couple vigorous decants to blow off the trapped CO2 (which otherwise results in a little effervescence in Freestone PNs). Ruby color. Lots of interesting aromas: cherry, blackberry, dark chocolate, vanilla, baking spice, earth, coriander, cardamom, anise, violet. Nice minerality on the palate along with the fruit and spice. Med+ body and acidity. Medium tannin (it grows over time). Long finish with nice balance of fruit, spice, acidity. This evolved a lot in the glass - started off a bit jammy, with the fruit dominating. Then all of the different spices kicked in. Finally, the minerality leaves you with a very different impression from the typical CA PNs. It reminded me of a good Corton Grand Cru. Really enjoyed this!
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