This is drinking really well right now. As a 2006, I expected it to be pretty hot, and I've tasted some that are on their way out. This one is still healthy with good fruit flavors and some acidity still intact.
This bottle was past it's prime. Considering that 2006 was a warm year this doesn't surprise me. - There is strong note of Brett on the nose but also black cherry and a hint of forest floor. - On the palate the fruit is black cherry. There is some forest floor notes but the Brett notes also continue. The fruit was bigger in the past but now it seems tired. There is some slight alcohol heat on the mid palate and given the year it's not surprising.
There was still some of the original character of the style & fruit on this wine but it is past it's peak drinking window and on the decline.
Medium red color with an orange rim. Dark cherry, raspberry, and soy on the nose. Dark cherry, raspberry, and smoke on the palate. Zippy acidity, slight alcoholic burn in the midpalate. The finish is dark fruited with average length. Overall, this wine has good fruit and an expressive nose, but is seems straightforward and has a little too much alcohol for me. Day 2 - When served at a lower temperature, the alcohol did not intrude, and the fruit was less flabby. Probably an 88 on day 2.
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(Ken Wright Pinot Noir Shea Vineyard) Bright, slightly cloudy, raspberry red color; focused ripe cherry nose with spice and sweet caramel; tasty, plush but sprightly ripe cherry and red fruit palate with good acidity and structure; medium-plus finish 93+ pts.