Easily our favorite Oregon Pinot as far as aging - this just keeps getting better. Lots of dark fruit, and honestly, kind of a "magical" finish that is truly awesome. Doug and Brick House truly make stuff you can hide in your cellar - and it will just keep getting better.
Stood for a couple of weeks and decanted gently for sediment right before service. Pristine cork. Black fruits, baking spice and dried flowers on the nose. Sweet black plum fruit with spice cake and nice acidity. Not showing a lot of age, just the sweet roundness of the Pinot fruit gives it away. Not spectacular but much better than a couple of bottles of '98 Les Dijonnais from the same source.
Notes from day 1. 1 hour decant. Red color with faint bricking. On the nose sour cherry, worn leather, fall leaves, little underbrush and spice. Palate of red raspberry, little cherry, moist earth, some baking spices. The finish was persistant and above average length with a good amount of acidity still left. Overall the wine was really nice and really liked by all, only problem I had was the nose was a little lighter than I would have preferred. Still a very nice auction find and the dinners said it went really well with the pork dish served. Drink: 50+5+11+17+7
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