Much like I remember from another bottle a year or so ago. Overripe mostly black fruit with lots and lots of oak. Still, enough stuffing helps provide reasonable balance, even if not my preferred style of Pinot Noir.
Amazing nose of bright red fruits and citrus. Bright and mouth watering. The palate is mouth coating but lively. Great acid lifts the red toned fruit. As it warms it shows darker fruit and some chocolate. Smooth and sexy.
This wine has never disappointed me and remains one of my top three favorite pinots ever. Deep dark nose of blackberry liqueur, caramel and spices. The palate is sweet and lively with the most amazing tangerine notes surrounding the dark fruits. Great acid, great mouthfeel and soft tannins. Delicious but I'll be drinking my two remaining bottles soon. After a few hours it looses something.
Aromas of overripe black cherry with some good spice front-and-center, both from fruit and new oak. Palate is similarly jammy and overly ripe, showing lots of fruit intensity and power, not showing any charm or nuance. Still, this wine keeps its balance, avoiding the heat, flabbiness and top-heavy character found in too many similarly crafted bottlings of Russian River Pinot Noir.
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