Post IPNC blind 2004 Oregon Pinot Noir tasting (Matello): Smells really good, cherries, old, burnt campfire wood, light herbal and cola notes. Really aromatic. Nice feel in the mouth, medium-weight, relaxed structure. Sweet cherry fruit initially with some older, dried notes in the finish, almost like figs. Not a long finish, but not short either. Overall a really nice wine.
After popping and pouring last night, we managed to exercise uncharacteristic restraint and saved a couple of glasses for tonight. Almost a different wine this evening. The sulphurous funk from yesterday is gone, replaced with a perfumed dark fruit nose. Similarly, last night this wine was all about sour cherries and earth - that's mostly gone now, morphed into a more elegant and harmonious palate that still maintains a hint of wild berry rowdiness. Fine tannins accompany a pleasingly long finish. Drink now.
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